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Quantity/Pack: 5 lbs.
Seasonality: Year Round
One of the more unusual varieties of dessert bananas is the Manzano. It's one of the world's most popular fruits, this banana has been cultivated and enjoyed since ancient times.
A stubby, thick-skinned, golden yellow fruit that is commonly known as the "apple banana", this gourmet banana has a delicious, sweet taste with a hint of apple and strawberry. This short, plump, finger-sized variety will turn dark yellow when ripe. Manzano Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C. Eat one a day! They contain 8 amino-acids our body cannot produce itself.
The Manzano Banana from Melissa’s is hand-selected for excellent quality. As is true with most bananas, the Manzano is harvested green and then allowed to ripen during shipping. Avoid bananas with split skins. Bananas with brown or black spotted peels only indicate ripeness, while the fruit itself remains unchanged. Store at room temperature. Once ripe, the Manzano may be refrigerated for a few days.
Considered a virtually perfect food, the banana is very low in sodium, high in potassium, and contains approximately 6 vitamins and 11 minerals. This is also true of the short, thick, specialty banana called the Manzano Banana. Similar to the common yellow Cavendish banana, the Manzano is smaller and sweeter, with a hint of crunchy apple-strawberry flavor. Not to be confused with the Baby Banana, the pale-gold Manzano actually tastes best when its skin is covered with black spots or has turned completely black. Native to tropical countries like Central and South America, the Caribbean and Mexico, Melissa's Manzano Bananas (in 10# and 20# units) are very popular in Latin American, African and Asian cuisine.
Their velvety texture and unique flavor can be used in fruit salads, ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, pies, puddings, fritters, dumplings, breads or dipped in chocolate and frozen. It may be also serves with cereal, pancakes, waffles, fruit salads, poultry, meats or chilled fruit juices.
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