Cavendish bananas are a tropical fruit that is widely cultivated throughout the world as the predominant variety of commercial banana. These bananas are sweet, floral, and tender. Cavendish bananas have a distinctive flavor that is melon-like and floral with notes of vanilla. Bananas are also nutritious: they are high in fiber, potassium, vitamins B6, C, and A. Try other variants of this beloved fruit such as the custard-like Thai banana.
Uses: Bananas don't need to be refrigerated and make for an excellent addition to packed meals as a snack or dessert. Eat bananas on their own or use them as a topping or ingredient in preparations such as banana cream pie or bananas foster.
Bananas will ripen over time and should only be eaten when no longer green. Overripe (black) bananas have an intensely floral sweetness that is perfect for making baked goods such as banana bread.