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.
Country of origin
Grown in the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
About the growers
Banelino is a cooperative of small-scale banana farmers in the Dominican Republic. They work together to compete with privately owned plantations, and fund healthcare and education for the farmers’ and workers’ families, including one of only two special needs schools in the country. The farm workers there receive a fair wage, have accommodation provided and are given clothing and tools (unlike many banana plantations, where workers don’t earn enough to live and support their families).