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Country of Origin: Southern Asia
Average Weight:
45 Grams

Introduction

Apple Banana – Manzano is a hybrid banana cultivar from the Philippines and it is considered to be one of the most common banana cultivars in Southeast Asia and the Philippines. In terms of their size, apple bananas are short in length 10-14 cm, and chubby. They are yellow when immature while when they are fully ripe they turn black. The apple banana plant can typically reach a height of 10 to 13 feet. 

History

Bananas are native to Southern parts of Asia and in particular in India, Southern China, and Southeast China. Different cultivars also have been created in both tropical and subtropical regions. In the case of the apple banana, it is difficult to trace its origins, but it is believed that the cultivar originated from the Philippines.  

Regions

Today Apple bananas can be found growing in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, especially in Southeast Asia in Malaysia and the Philippines, Hawaii, Mexico, Honduras, the Caribbean, and areas of South America, sold fresh at local markets. When exported into other countries, the fruits are primarily found fresh through Asian and Latin American stores and specialty grocers.

Flavours & Texture

It has a delicious, sweet taste with a hint of apple and strawberry. In terms of the texture, when they are unripe they are hard and have an astringent taste whereas fully ripened bananas are soft and have a sweeter taste.

Preparation

You can have it raw, in a fruit salad, in your smoothies or you can make juice.

Nutritional Value

Bananas are a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.

Calories per 100 g

89 kcal

Fat

0.3 g

Carbohydrates

23 g

Fiber

2.6 g

Protein

1.1 g

Iron

1.4 % of the RDI

Potassium

10 % of the RDI

Vitamin C

15 % of the RDI

Vitamin A

1.3 %  of the RDI


 

SHIPPING


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..

RETURNS

Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to info@exoticfruits.co.uk, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or info@exoticfruits.co.uk to cancel your order.

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