We have been eating bananas since childhood, but have you ever heard of blue bananas?
Yes, you read it right. There’s another variety of banana that has a unique blue colour and creamy texture. It is called blue java banana.
For the uninitiated, the Blue Java banana is hybrid of the seeded bananas – Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.
According to Tham Khai Meng, the former Global Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy, recently took to his Twitter handle and shared this.
How come nobody ever told me to plant Blue Java Bananas? Incredible they taste just like ice cream pic.twitter.com/Aa3zavIU8i
— Khai (@ThamKhaiMeng) March 24, 2021
Said to be grown primarily in Southeast Asia, it is much popular in Hawaii and is called ‘Ice Cream banana’.
He further shared an amazopedia link that details the facts about this unique fruit. According to amazopedia, these blue java bananas can grow to a height of 15 to 20 ft and the leaves of the tree are silver- green in colour.
Tham Khai Meng’s tweet attracted a number of eyeballs, with one person commenting, “Amazing, I just looked them up, I’d never heard of them before your tweet. What an amazing, abundant, diverse world we live in.”
“Where did you find these? Never knew they existed ..,” wrote another Twitter user. A third tweet comment, “What , is this real?”
The world has so many interesting things were it not for never ending pandemics caused by Human beings and their unmatched greed.