Small and sweet
Baby bananas are called so because they are smaller with around 10 centimeters as
ordinary bananas. They taste much sweeter and more intense than the big ones, have
other good characteristics in common with them: bananas contain a lot of B vitamins, as well as the
Minerals potassium and magnesium. Because they contain little acid, they are suitable for
people with delicate stomach. The sweet fruits can also help with diarrhea.
The banana trees grow best in the shade of larger trees and grow along with beans or vegetables. The plant drives out always new perennials.The trees are chopped after the harvest and used as organic fertilizer. New plantations are created with seedlings. Apple-bananas ripen faster than ordinary bananas and get bruises easier. They must be handled very carefully. When the first brown patches appear on the skin, the optimum ripeness is reached. Anyhow, brown patches on the skin do not mean that the banana is not eatable any more, the contrary, usually the flesh remains in very good condition for many days.