Nature has given us tons of healthy fruits and veggies, and it’s literally impossible to try everything that grows on this planet. If you can’t make a choice, we suggest that you try blue Java bananas. They taste even better than vanilla ice cream!
Some people call them Ice Cream bananas because of their ice cream-like consistency and flavor. UnderripeJava bananas have blue skin. When ripe, their skin becomes yellow and their showy white flesh tastes like vanilla ice cream.
The fruit has many different names. People in Fiji call it Hawaiian banana, and Filipinos call it Krie. If you go to Central America, you will notice that locals call it Cenizo.
These bananas tolerate cold winter and grow naturally in South Asia. Believe it or not, the fruit can grow in cold areas but still requires 40 Fahrenheit to grow.
Blue Java Bananas are a good source of potassium and other minerals. A 100-gram serving contains 0.3 fat, 22.8 g of carbohydrates and 89 calories.
That’s not all. You can use the leaves of the plant to wrap your casserole. They are as handy as aluminum foil, and can be used to boil, fry, roast, and freeze food.
Would you grow your own Java bananas? Here are some useful tips:
- Provide enough sunlight, and opt for areas that get enough rain.
- Blue Java bananas need daily watering and enough space as the plantation grows up to 20 feet.
- Apply NPK fertilizer (3:1:6) once a month.
- Clip off shoots to give the plant enough strength and nutrients to bear the fruits.
- You can grow blue Java bananas from a small plant in nine months.
Use blue Java bananas instead of your “regular” bananas. They are highly nutritious, and you can actually make one-ingredient ice cream! Blend frozen bananas, and munch on your favorite ice cream. Add some dark chocolate chips for added health benefits.