Glad you asked! The balanced flavor and taste of our bananas is a result of being grown in the fertile and tropical microclimates of Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador where our farms are located, as well as the volcanic soil in these regions. We hope you enjoy ONE soon!
At ONE Banana, we understand what you feed your family is one of the most important choices you make. With that in mind, we grow organic ONE Bananas that meet the strict guidelines of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) organic foods program.
Our bananas, grown on our 100% organic farm in Peru, are carefully selected to meet these high standards. We are committed to providing you and your family the highest quality organic produce in the world.
You can find our organic bananas marked with the USDA organic label in your favorite grocery store alongside our regular ONE Bananas.
Full of nutrition, bananas make the perfect, healthy snack. In fact, they are one of the only foods that contain six major vitamin groups – vitamin B6, vitamin C, as well as minerals such as potassium and manganese. Additionally, bananas are a great source of dietary fiber and good carbs, or “resistant starch” (RS). Slightly underripe medium-sized bananas have 12.5 grams of RS—more than most other foods. Ripe bananas give you 4.7 grams of RS, making bananas nature’s very own healthy “pick-me-up” snack.
When bananas are picked, they are green and unripe. At this stage the banana is very starchy and not yet sweet.
As the banana changes from green to yellow to brown, starch is converted to sugar, making a brown banana the most sweet and creamy.
Use yellow bananas when enjoying bananas immediately, as a snack or in a fruit salad. To prevent peeled bananas from browning, simply toss them with a little lemon or pineapple juice.
Don’t know what to do with your overripe bananas? Don’t worry! Overripe bananas are ideal for baking muffins or banana breads. You can also save these bananas sliced in the freezer for shakes or smoothies.
Store bananas at room temperature and they will last three to five days. Bananas do not need to be refrigerated as storing them in the fridge will halt the ripening process.
To prevent bananas from ripening too fast, wrap the stems in cling wrap to help the banana last 3 to 5 days longer. Otherwise, you can store fully ripened bananas in the fridge to prevent them from ripening too fast. Refrigeration will turn the peel brown, but will not affect the banana inside.
To ripen bananas faster, store them in a sealed container such as a brown paper bag. You can also add another fruit (such as an apple) to the container to make the banana ripen more quickly!