Iâ€™ll admit it, up until a few days ago, I was strictly a yellow banana person. It wasnâ€™t until my local supermarket sold out of those gems that I was forced to make a choice. Ignore my craving or grab that unusual bunch of red bananas from a stand in the corner of the grocery store?
Iâ€™ve never been the type to ignore a craving, and this time, itÂ definitely paid off.
Despite being smaller than their yellow counterpart,Â red bananas excelÂ in every other area. They contain approximately 110 calories and are packed withÂ fiber, potassium,Â Vitamin B6and Vitamin C.
These bananas also containÂ beta-carotene, a substance thatâ€™s been shownÂ to strengthen your immune systemÂ and improve the quality of yourÂ skin and hair, among many other benefits.
Although you can just peel it and eat it, theÂ amazing flavour of a red banana will add an extra layer to everything from your favouriteÂ smoothieÂ to aÂ banana cream pie.
Next time youâ€™re at the supermarket, think twice before grabbing your usual fruit. With more flavour, nutritional value and Instagram potential, youâ€™d be bananas not to give red bananas a try.