About Bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular tropical fruits in Europe. As a snack, a baby food, or an energy boost for athletes, bananas are a sweet treat at any time of year.

Selecting

There are over 1000 different banana varieties. The best known variety in Europe is Cavendish. Bananas turn from green to yellow as they ripen. Dole bananas are harvested green, transported at cool temperatures and allowed to ripen at their destination. So they arrive at your store fresh, firm and delicious.

Storing

Storing

Green bananas will ripen in your home at room temperature. Ripe bananas should be stored in a cool place to make them keep for longer. But don’t put them in the fridge, as the cold will make the skin turn grey and look unappetising.

Eating

You can eat a banana anywhere, any time; it’s easy to carry in your bag, backpack or briefcase. Chop a banana on your salad or dessert. Delicious baked or fried too. Bananas taste even sweeter when the skin has a few brown spots – it’s the natural sugar coming through.

Availability of Bananas

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Growing regions

Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, West Africa, Asia

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Nutrition facts

Average per 100 g*
Energy 89.0 kcal
Protein 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 22,8 g
of which sugars 12,2 g
Fat 0.3 g
of which saturates 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Fibre 2,6 g
Sodium 1.0 mg
Vitamin C 8,7 mg
Calcium 5.0 mg
Magnesium 27.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
* Average values according to US Department of Agriculture