Seeded Burro Banana
- Burro bananas, also called Pacific Plantain bananas, are a variety of banana that is not genetically modified. They are a heirloom variety that has been cultivated for hundreds of years.
- The bananas we typically see in stores today are called Cavendish bananas. They have been genetically modified over decades of commercial farming to be hardier, have thicker skins, and ship better. However, this has reduced their nutritional value.
- Burro bananas contain higher levels of nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. They have not been bred primarily for shipping ability, so they have retained more of their original nutritional profile.
- As GMO Cavendish bananas were bred for traits like yield and shipping, nutrients were inadvertently reduced. Burro bananas were cultivated for taste and eating quality, so they provide more nutrients per banana.
- The peels of burro bananas are also edible raw, providing extra nutrients. Cavendish peels must be removed before eating. Burro bananas are more similar to the original wild banana species.
- Some research has shown burro bananas contain up to 3-4 times more antioxidants than Cavendish varieties. Antioxidants are important for heart and brain health
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All fruits are currently sold by the pound.