Have u ever heard about the red bananas. Most of the people never ever have thought about the colour of banana other than yellow. Children from the primary classes are told banana as in yellow colour. Majority of you have never bought banana in red colour. But red banana do exist.
One of the varieties of banana is Red bananas, also known as Red Dacca Bananas. They are named so due reddish-purple skin.They are softer and sweeter than the yellow Cavendish varieties, with a slight raspberry flavor.
These red bananas grow all over Asia and South America. They are most favorites in Central America but are sold all over the world. The red banana tree can grow up to 8 to 25 feet depending on the plant variety.
They are ripe when deep red colour with spots appears on their skin. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream to light pink in colour due to presence of carotene. They are not optimal for consumption when they are over ripe i.e. when they become too soft and smelly.
They are highly nutritional containing:
- High level of potassium
- Beta carotene
- Vitamin c
Planting your own red bananas is advantageous as they are very expensive all over the world. But before that you should make sure that soil is moist and acidic. For plantation choose the area where sun rays fall directly as they grow best in direct sunlight.