Cavendish is the most popular banana variety in Australia, with firm, starchy flesh and available all year round.
Ripe bananas are perfect for snacking, used in baking, fruit salads and smoothie.
How to Pick:
Select bananas based on your usage timeframe and how you'll want to eat or use them. Ripe Eat now bananas are yellow and lightly flecked with brown spots. These are at their peak flavour, ready for consumption today or tomorrow.
How to Store:
Store bananas at room temperature, where they will continue to ripen. If you refrigerate your bananas, they will stop ripening, but this will also make the skins go black. The fruit is still okay to eat, but will not be the best quality.
Where it's Grown:
Australian Cavendish Bananas are grown in tropical and sub tropical regions. The tropical banana growing regions of Norethern Queensland, mainly around Tully and Innisfail, produce more than 90% of Australia's Bananas. Other production areas are in the NT, WA in Carnarvon, Northern NSW and Bundaberg in Southern Queensland.
Bananas contain potassium for heathy muscle function, and are high in energy-supprting vitamin B6*
*Based on one large cavendish banana, or 2 medium lady finger bananas (150g), as part of a healthy balanced diet