❁ Bananas are available yearround at low prices. Yellow bananas are the most common and can be eaten at several stages of ripeness. Red bananas are shorter, plumper and only eaten when ripe. Plantains are related to bananas but are starchy, like root vegetables. They are usually cooked rather than eaten raw.
❁ Choose bananas according to the ripeness desired. As they ripen, the skin color changes from green to yellow to speckled with brown to more brown or black. The flesh becomes softer and more flavorful.