I absolutely love baby bananas. A friend told me about these petite delights. I must admit that when I first tasted them, I did taste a slight difference than the familiar taste of the “regular” or mature banana. The biggest difference was that it was much sweeter than the mature banana.
Baby bananas are typically grown in more humid climates like South America or Central America. Many of the baby bananas that I have seen come from Ecuador and sold by Chiquita or Dole. These delicious bananas are about 3 inches long and are sold in about 10 to 12 in a bunch. Sometimes they are also known as lady fingers or baby fingers. In addition to Super Wal-mart, these bananas are sold at Whole Foods or at most ethnic grocery stores, especially those focused on Latin/Spanish cuisine. You will pay twice as much for these wonderful delights (~ $1.49 – $1.99/lb), but they are worth it!
Also, baby bananas are awesome when darn brown with a few yellow areas and used in a smoothie. So, if you can’t eat them fast enough, have no few, just save for use in a smoothie! Click picture below to watch the food review video!