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Blue Bananas Are a Thing and They Apparently Taste Very Similar to Vanilla Ice Cream

Blue Bananas Are a Thing and They Apparently Taste Very Similar to Vanilla Ice Cream

In Hawaii, they're also known as the "ice cream" banana because of their distinct taste

There are so many different varieties of bananas available in different parts of the world, and each has a rather unique taste to it. According to Banana Link, there are over a thousand kinds of bananas across the globe. However, the most interesting kind of banana has to be the "Blue Java Banana." These are known to be blue in color but it's the taste that's absolutely surprising. 

It's said to be similar to that of vanilla ice cream, which explains why it's known as the ‘Ice Cream banana’ in Hawaii, per Live Love Fruit



 

 

Those who have tasted the fruit claim that it reminds them of vanilla custard or a soft serve, and to be absolutely honest, we can't help but wonder how amazing nature is. 

The bananas have a distinct silvery-blue color when they are not ripe, states House Beautiful. They turn pale yellow once they're fit to be consumed. These bananas are not just eaten raw but also cooked, baked, and fried. They could also be pureed and frozen for other purposes. Many even like to use these as spreads with their bread and toasts. The possibilities are endless!



 

 

These bananas are cold-tolerant and are found mostly in places with tropical climates.

To be honest, these bananas bring together the best of both worlds; not only are they absolutely tasty but they also have a myriad of health benefits. They contain a specific kind of fiber called pectin and resistant starch when they are not fully ripe, and it helps in moderating blood sugar levels after meals. Pectin is also known to prevent colon cancer. These bananas also have antioxidants that help your immune system and are rich in vitamin B6 and vitamin C needed for the body to synthesize its own serotonin.



 

 

If that isn't enough, a single banana contains 0.4 mg of vitamin B6 (the standard requirement for adults is 1.3 milligrams). Potassium, magnesium, and proteins in blue java bananas are also extremely beneficial for the body in numerous other ways. It also helps in lowering blood pressure.

Also, the non-digestible fibers like cellulose, hemicellulose, and alpha-glucans help the digestive system to run smoothly and help in regular bowel functioning. What more do you need from a fruit? Brb, going to eat a banana!

References: 

https://www.bananalink.org.uk/all-about-bananas/

https://livelovefruit.com/blue-java-bananas/

https://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/outdoor-ideas/a27285401/blue-java-bananas-ice-cream-banana-tree/

Cover Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

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