Fairtrade bananas from the Dominican Republic. Chosen for flavour, rather than the perfect bend or length.
We’ve been out to the Dominican Republic ourselves to meet the Fairtrade co-operative Banelino. Everyone gets a fair deal, with good working conditions and pay for farmers and workers alike. Imported by boat (never airfreighted), it takes four or five weeks for the bananas to travel from the tree to your fruit bowl – by which time they should be just ripe. Rather than pursuing the perfect bend or length, varieties are chosen for their sweet, creamy flavour.
Countries of originGrown in
- The Dominican Republic
How to prepare
Of course these organic bananas make a brilliant portable snack – nature’s packaging at its best. Don’t let overripe bananas go to waste; they mash best when their skins begin to speckle. Use in banana bread, muffins or cakes, or blended into smoothies.
Bananas will continue to ripen in a fruit bowl and will cause other fruit to ripen faster.