The internet is going crazy over something called a Blue Java Banana, which is sometimes also known as blue bananas, Ice Cream banana, Hawaiian banana, Ney Mannan, Krie, or Cenizo. The reason why it is sometimes called an Ice Cream Banana is because it actually has a consistency similar to the frozen treat and it actually tastes like vanilla as well!
Blue Java bananas trees typically grow to a height of 4.5 to 6 meters, which is about 15-20 ft. This rare species of banana is resistant to the cold and wind. The bananas themselves are usually roughly 18 to 23 cm, or about 7-9 inches. They bloom around 15 to 24 months after planting and can be harvested after 115 to 150 days.
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According to Ken Love, the executive director of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, there are over 100 types of bananas in Hawaii, and all of them taste different.
Unfortunately for people who don’t live in the tropical regions where these bananas grow, they can’t go down to their corner store and purchase some. However, thanks to the global economy made possible by the internet, you can purchase an ice cream banana tree online and grow them at home on your own.
Experts say that these bananas are also very healthy, because they contain numerous antioxidants and are rich in vitamins B6 and C. They also contain plenty of fiber, as well as potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, and protein.
It has said that these bananas can moderate blood sugar levels, enhance your mood, and also improve digestive health and heart health. As with most bananas, these also have a lot of potassium, which is very important to have in your diet if you are concerned about heart disease. In some places, these bananas are actually baked or fried, which would in many cases diminish much of the nutritional value.