Barnana is a company with a big mission to stop food waste on banana farms. In Latin America, it is estimated that 56% of food waste happens before the produce reaches a distribution point. The bananas you see in grocery stores in the USA always look perfect but the innately fragile-skinned fruit goes to waste in its country of origin when an imperfection is detected, even if the inside is perfectly fine to eat.
As the company says, “this leaves a massive amount of bananas left behind”. This is where the idea of upcycling comes into play.
The dehydrated “reject” bananas are both delicious and dense in nutrients. As a potassium powerhouse, they’re the perfect for on-the-go eating. The snacks come in a variety of flavors and are popping up in major food stores across the country.