I’ll admit it, up until a few days ago, I was strictly a yellow banana person. It wasn’t until my local supermarket sold out of those gems that I was forced to make a choice. Ignore my craving or grab that unusual bunch of red bananas from a stand in the corner of the grocery store?
I’ve never been the type to ignore a craving, and this time, it definitely paid off.
Grown primarily in South America and Australia, these bananas range in colour from deep red to dark purple when ripe. The inside of the bananas also ranges from cream to light pink, depending on ripeness.
These bananas also contain beta-carotene, a substance that’s been shown to strengthen your immune system and improve the quality of your skin and hair, among many other benefits.
Not only are red bananas good for you, but they’re also delicious. They taste like a crossover between a regular banana and a ripe, tangy raspberry. At approximately the same cost as a yellow banana, it’s like getting two different fruits for the price of one.
Next time you’re at the supermarket, think twice before grabbing your usual fruit. With more flavour, nutritional value and Instagram potential, you’d be bananas not to give red bananas a try.