Say goodbye to your old, bland, yellow bananas because here's a fluffier version that tastes almost exactly like vanilla ice cream.
If you love your good old, yellow Chiquita bananas, and don't think it could get any better I would like to introduce to an upgraded version that will change your mind for sure. Your palette will be begging for more once you taste the magical blue java banana. It's not just the unique look that's gotten people raving about it the blue delight, but also it's heavenly taste. Apparently, the blue java banana tastes almost exactly like vanilla ice cream. Yep, that's right! People who have tasted this fruit before have expressed that it has the same texture and taste the boring old vanilla ice cream that most of us just can't get enough of!
Apart from tasting like heaven this fruit of South Asian origins has many health benefits which include improving one's mood and digestion. It also regulates the blood sugar level contents in your body and helps your heart to function properly. By now you should be rushing to your nearest grocery store to get your hands on a bunch of these amazing bananas. Due to its ice cream-like taste, this species is actually known as Ice Cream banana in Hawaii and Cenizo in Central America. It can get as big as 7 inches and usually appear to be silvery-blue from the outside with a creamy white center.
The blue color seems to be the most attractive part of it visually but it holds that shade until it starts ripening. Once fully ripened this angelic fruit looks your regular yellow banana. However, it's fluffier and tastier than the typical banana you get from your grocery stores, and the way it melts in your mouth like ice cream. Just because the java bananas taste like ice cream doesn't mean they aren't healthy and filled to brim with fat. In fact, just like the bland bananas, the fruit is low in fat and high in energy.
Don't believe me? Check this out: 100 grams of bananas contain 22.8 grams of carbs and just 0.3 grams of fat along with 89 calories, on average. Due to the presence of pectin and resistant starch( when it's not completely ripe), it helps to moderate your blood sugar levels by reducing that constant feeling of hunger. Also, rich in Potassium these blue java bananas regulate fluid balance, nerve signals, and muscle contractions. It also improves water retention while relieving one of high pressure.
After this list of amazing benefits, what else could this fruit provide? The answer is happiness! Technically speaking, spending money on these blue java bananas could actually make you happy. The fruit is a rich source of vitamin B6 which helps your body synthesize its own serotonin. Now the recommended daily allowance for B6 is 1.3 milligrams for each adult and a medium-sized banana contains 0.4 mg of vitamin B6. So if you're planning on making a delicious smoothy using three of these fragrant bananas you would be almost at the recommended amount.
If you need to improve your digestive health? These bananas help you with that as well. The non-digestible fibers like cellulose, hemicellulose, and alpha-glucans present in the fruit keeps constipation a bay while restoring the system's functions. Some studies have also found the pectin (which blue java bananas contain) could help your system by protecting it from colon cancer. In the unripe stage, these bananas contain resistant starch which usually ends in the large intestine and in turn serves as food for the bacteria present in your gut. Want to keep your gut happy? Munch on these blue java bananas!
If you're short on creative ideas on how to eat these magical fruits, we've got your back! You could always have it as a dessert without any additions or whiz it through a blender with some milk to get yourself a nice cold smoothy. Some do prefer to cook and serve them warm which could definitely be a way for you to go, as long as you enjoy it! In its raw form, people prefer to fry them up just like plantain chips which make for a lip-smacking snack. You could go bananas with this fruit! So, what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a bunch of these right now!