Bananas, Nino

Bananas, Nino

Bananas, Nino

Nino bananas, baby bananas, or finger bananas, as they are also called, look very similar to the common yellow bananas found in food markets, except these thin-skinned bananas are only 3-4 inches long. These bananas also ripen in a similar manner to the larger variety by developing brown spots on a yellow skin. The flesh has a more dense and creamy texture than standard bananas. Some sources claim they are much higher in calories than the standard banana, but our research disproves that: a single nino banana, with an average weight of 85 grams, has about 80 calories, derived from its 20 grams of carbohydrate (1 gram fiber and 13 grams sugar), 1 gram of protein, and 0 grams of fat; a similar weight of the flesh of a regular banana has 75 calories. We could not find any other nutritional information. The only drawback that we found to buying these bananas on a regular basis is that they sell for 2-3 times the price per pound of the standard yellow bananas, but the advantage is that they take up less space, and they contain less waste (skin weight).

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About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.


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