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Kinds Of Bananas

Updated on June 16, 2017

And to add to my "rainbow of colors" collection of all those colorful fruits, plants, and vegetables that most of us aren't aware of or most hadn't seen such color exist, here's more.

This fruit is rich in potassium. Now what is it? You usually know it very well and been seeing this fruit every time you go grocery shopping. One of the most common fruits on our households and is color yellow. Yes, it is color yellow and that is the color we all know it has.

That fruit is, the banana. But it comes in different colors too. Have you seen a pink banana? I really think this banana color is pretty! So here they are, bananas in their colors aside from the usual yellow color that we all know.

Some fact about the banana:

* Bananas are grown for their fruits and as an ornamental plant.

* Banana is the answer to the question, "What is the largest herbaceous plant?"

* Banana isn't a tree as we usually call it.

* A cluster of banana is called a bunch or banana stem and each fruit is referred to as finger.

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Red bananas

Isn't the color pretty?! This red colored banana is being sold worldwide thou most of us (or some of us) barely see or notice it. I don't even remember seeing this banana on the grocery store I usually go to.

Anyway, in Australia, this red banana is also known as red dacca bananas and is rich in C vitamin and carotene. The color of the flesh of the fruit is light pink when ripe and taste sweet when eaten. This banana is also known as Claret banana and Jamaican red banana.

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Pink Velvet Banana

(Musa velutina)

This fuzzy banana measures 3 inches long and has seeds. Pink velvet banana grows for up to 6 feet tall in height and flowers within a year after planting. If you have this banana in your yard, you will start seeing pink inflorescence flowers in a year which will soon turn into this beautiful colored pink fruits.

Is pink banana edible? Yes, if the hard seeds doesn't bother you pink banana is edible and taste sweet and these banana peels itself once ripe.

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Purple banana

(Musa violacea)

And now here's another color of banana fruit, purple.

Usually grown as ornamental plant, this banana grows for up to 10 feet in height.

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Yellow bananas

(Musa acuminata)

The color of banana that we are used of seeing into grocery stores, the yellow ones. Banana is a good source of potassium and this banana is use on fruit salads and baking.

This color yellow bananas, or called Cavendish banana has originated from China and Vietnam. This delicious fruit that we enjoy is named in honor of the man who had obtained the specimen of this plant, the sixth Duke of Devonshire, William Cavendish.

Other names this banana is known for are Canary banana and Chinese banana.


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    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      8 years ago from USA

      I agree with you Thumbi7! The pink velvet is just beautiful. I had never seen a banana like that :)

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      JR Krishna 

      8 years ago from India

      OMG! I have never seen these different colours of banana.

      They are all very good looking; the pink velvet being the prettiest!

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thanks. I'm always on the look for different colors of fruits and vegetables. :)

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      8 years ago from USA

      Thank you :) They are. And I remember I was amazed the first time I discover there's such a thing as pink banana. ^.^'

    • FordeAhern profile image


      8 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      I have never seen as many colours of Bananas in my life. Well done, it is interesting. Voted up and interesting

    • klanguedoc profile image

      Kevin Languedoc 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Very cool hub. I didn't even know these types of bananas existed.


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