Blue Java Banana is currently getting a lot of public attention, it's because it looks pretty like ice cream.
Blue Java Banana or often called Ice Cream Banana gets this nickname, because it has a taste like vanilla with a texture as soft as ice cream.
This unique banana, has a skin color that looks blurry, but bluish green before it ripens. When the fruit is ripe, the texture will become more flaky and creamy or as if it melts when it enters the mouth. (Huffington Post / auth)
Unlike the Huffington Post, Live Love Fruit mentions the banana is also known as Hawaiian banana, Ney Mannan, Krie or Cenizo. This banana has a skin color that looks blurry, bluish in color before it ripens. The size is quite large, with a length that can reach 18 cm.
The banana is also when it has not yet matured its distinctive blue and silver skin. Then when cooked, the skin will turn pale yellow and the flesh is creamy white. Blue java is a banana cultivar that is strong and tolerant to cold, and is known for its sweet aromatics.
Initially, these bananas were planted by farmers in Hawaii around 1920. According to Executive Director of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, Ken Love, in Hawaii alone there are more than 100 varieties of bananas with different flavors.
According to him, Blue Java Banana is not the sweetest variety among the hundreds of types of bananas. Ken revealed, banana plants mutate naturally, so they give birth to bananas that have various flavors and different characteristics too.
usually, bananas are classified on the chromosomes they have. The chromosome consists of Acimnata, sweet and sugar, or Balbisiana, and starch.
The Blue Java Banana itself is part of the ABB genomic group consisting of one part sugar and two parts starch. This starch is converted into sugar, when the banana is completely cooked.
Not surprisingly, if finally many use this banana as a substitute for butter to coat the toast, because of its soft and mature texture. In fact, the banana is also used as an alternative ice cream that is perfect, when frozen and mixed with other sweet ingredients.
Still according to Ken Love, Blue Java Banana itself was originally planted by Hawaiian farmers in 1920 having more than 100 species of banana growing in Hawaii, all of which have different tastes, and that difference is interesting.
He further explained that Blue Java Banana belongs to the ABB genome type of banana. Ken Love said, the ABB genome is one part of sugar and two parts of starch. In this case (Blue Java Banana) starch is converted to sugar when it is cooked.
To know, this banana is rich in vitamin B6 which is needed to help the body synthesize its own serotonin. Vitamin B6 recommended for adults is 1.3 milligrams. One medium-sized banana contains about 0.4 mg of vitamin B6. If you want to make a smoothie, or banana ice cream with 2-3 Blue Java fruit, you will get more than 75% of the RDA of vitamin B6.
Banana Blue Java contains a lot of potassium which is very important for heart health. Getting enough potassium in your diet, can help lower blood pressure. In one study mentioned, those who ate a lot of potassium had a 27% lower risk of heart disease.
The banana can grow up to 4.5 to 6 meters in height. They are resistant to cold air up to 6 degrees Celsius, and are windproof because of the pseudostem and strong root system.
These conditions make this banana suitable for planting in cooler climates in most cities of the United States or other cities in the world. Are you interested in cultivating Blue Java Banana to improve the economy...?. If you are interested, cultivate the seeds immediately...