Some of us have a love-hate relationship with bananas but we have all surely eaten them. The sweet and starchy fruit makes it to the cut in the fruit basket, every time. We can consume bananas in two forms- raw and ripened. We know bananas can be red, green, and especially yellow but blue might be a shocker. Blue Java Bananas exist and it is real.
The Origin Of The Blue Java Banana
Bananas are known to be an extremely nutritious fruit. The color of the banana skin changes from green to yellow as it ripens so we are aware that green exists. We would have never thought blue bananas were an actual thing. There is a variety of bananas that are unique, blue and have a creamy texture. The blue java bananas have become the talk of the town. It could be one of the greatest desserts if we tried. They are called the ‘blue java bananas.’
The bananas are rare and not found easily. They are primarily grown in the Southeast Asian region but are well-known in Hawaii. What makes them interesting is that these bananas are cold tolerant and grow in temperatures below the freezing point. The ideal temperature for their growth would be 40* F. It is the hybrid of the seeded bananas- Musa balbisiana and Musa Acuminata.
The fruit is cultivated in Hawaii as well as parts of Southeast Asia and Central Africa. When they ripen, the bananas develop a fluffy and creamy texture than our local bananas. This makes them a treat that no one can resist. They have been growing in Hawaii since the early 1920s and don’t contain any artificial sweeteners, flavors, or additives. We cannot wait to make desserts with this delightful fruit already. A blue java banana pie, sounds good right?
Blue Bananas Viral In A Jiffy
What makes it furthermore fascinating is that according to research and Twitter, it tastes just like vanilla ice cream which makes it seem like a sweet delight. The former Global Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy, Tham Khai Meng tweeted that ‘How come nobody ever told me to plant Blue Java Bananas? Incredibly taste just like ice cream.’ This tweet went viral and netizens were quick to jump on the bandwagon to find out more about the blue java banana.
Tham Khai Meng shared an amazopedia link that redirected us to facts about this unique fruit. According to amazopedia, the blue java bananas can grow to a height of 15 to 20 feet and the leaves of the tree are silver-green which is stunning. His tweet gained traction on the app which people commenting that they looked the bananas up as they never heard of it previously. One person said that it was an amazing, abundant, diverse world that we lived in.
Everybody Go Bananas!
It went viral on social media as people got curious and more curious. None of us could imagine that a blue banana would exist and taste like ice cream? It is incredible that we came to know about its existence. The blue Java Banana is known as the ice cream banana or Hawaii banana because of its sweet taste. Are you tempted as well?
Most of them found it unbelievable that blue bananas could be real, well it is. The existence of blue bananas took social media by storm. All of us were astonished to know this variety of bananas could taste like vanilla ice cream. In Fiji, they are known as ‘Hawaiian Banana’ called in the Philippines as ‘Krie’ and in Central America as ‘Cenizo.’
The Blue Java banana could be the best gift to mankind. Wouldn’t this be a greater protein smoothie than an actual yellow banana? Most of us cannot go back to yellow bananas after knowing the existence of a blue banana that tastes like ice cream. A blue banana split is all we need!