But that perfect place of ripeness? Smooth, creamy, tangy, and sweet? Yes please. Well, these red bananas are like that all the time, as far as I can tell. They are smooth and rich, with a depth of flavor that is quite remarkable. They also have a subtle tang that some people say reminds them of raspberries. They flesh of the banana actually does have just a hint of pink, as if stained by its deep red peel.
These are really delicious bananas, and I've only just begun to try them. I'm excited to buy another bunch and discover a banana that goes beyond simple yellow commodity (pennies on the pound!), one that has more taste and more depth to it.
• Read the Saveur article: 5 Banana Varieties at Saveur
Do you eat red bananas, or other bananas other than the standard yellow Cavendish? Which is your favorite?
(Images: Faith Durand)