What Are These Baby Bananas?

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Bananas come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, colors (including black, blue, and yellow), and flavors (including sweet and tart).

The cavendish banana is more common than the common banana. For decades, consumers have loved the taste and versatility of the standard supermarket banana.

Given the variety of this fruit, it is not surprising that a miniature version is available. However, how does the baby banana compare to the classic cavendish?

Baby Bananas

Baby bananas, also called "Lady Fingers," are the smallest variety of banana. Visually, they resemble one another with a pink hue in their bright yellow skin.

They are grown primarily in Central and South America and have a similar flavor to cavendish, but are sweeter and creamier in texture.

A baby banana can be eaten on its own. It's the ideal size for a quick snack or to eat on the go. It can also be served as a side dish or as an ingredient.

The sweet, sugary flavor makes it ideal for sweetening smoothies, topping oatmeal, or incorporating into fruit salads.

Additionally, the texture is useful for baking. It can give cakes, breads, and ice cream a silky texture when added to these foods.

They are great for your digestive system because they contain around 2 grams of dietary fiber, in addition to the potassium and vitamin C they contain in abundance.

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