Banana is a fruit that is always consumed by Indonesian people. It is one of the type of Indonesian fruits. This fruit also popular in the world, especially in South East Asian.
The content of vitamins and carbohydrates makes bananas can be used in a variety of processed foods. So it’s not uncommon to see food products that use bananas as their basic ingredients. This fruit is arranged in bunches with groups arranged in a row which is usually called a comb. You may read also another exotics fruits in Indonesia.
Here are 10 types of bananas in Indonesia :
1. Plantain (Raja Banana)
Plantain has certains characteristics. The skin is thick but slightly rough.
If it’s ripe, the fruit is orange yellow, with a fragrant aroma and the taste is legit and sweet.
The advantage of plantain is that it has a fragrant aroma compared to other types of bananas.
Besides this type of banana has a size that is not too large or small. Another characteristic of plantain is if it is not ripe or cooked, eat this banana green and then change color to golden yellow.
The delicious thing about this banana is that it can be consumed directly without first being fried or boiled or steamed.
2. Ambon Banana
Ambon banana moss is straight with a length of 15-17 cm and a diameter of 42 mm with a fairly thick skin.
The uniqueness of ambon bananas is that they remain green even though they are ripe. But if it’s too ripe the color is yellowish brown spots.
This banana has a fragrant aroma without seeds. If you consume ambon moss bananas, you will find whiter fruit and a smaller size compared to other types of banana.
Likewise, the aroma contained in these bananas is very fragrant and has a high flavor than other types of Ambon bananas. In terms of accumulating the same as plantain, it can be consumed directly.
3. Barangan Banana
The characteristics of barangan bananas are straight textured with a length of about 11 cm and a diameter of 30 mm.
Barangan banana flesh is slightly white, tastes sweet and does not have seeds. These bananas are usually served as desserts at party events.
Barangan banana is a leading commodity in North Sumatra, especially in Deli Serdang District.
Why is this used as a superior commodity? Because the bananas have enough nutrients for the body.
Among them is every 100 grams of barangan bananas containing 110 cal energy, 25.8 grams of carbohydrates, 1.2 grams of protein and vitamin C 3 grams. But not only in North Sumatra, this banana is cultivated but also some other areas in Java began to cultivate this type of banana.
4. Mas Banana
As the name implies, this banana has a golden color when ripe with thin skin. Smooth texture with sweet and fragrant [AdSefruit flesh.
Very suitable to be eaten directly and fried. In addition to what we characterize above, banana mas is small and fairly small.
Many party events, wirid or feast present this type of banana as dessert. Besides its sweet taste, banana peel skin has the ability to absorb toxins as well as residues of harmful chemicals.
Therefore, this banana is safe and suitable for consumption. When ripe, bananas have thin and sticky skin if they want to consume.
The benefits of this banana are very good for toddlers because in addition to the sweet taste and the price is quite affordable compared to other bananas.
5. Kepok Banana
Thick-textured kapok bananas with cream and smooth flesh and green when raw and yellow when cooked.
Generally this type of banana will be more delicious if it is boiled or fried. The thing that is enough to be taken into consideration in consuming kepok banana is its content.
Do you know what it is? Consuming kepok bananas can overcome constipation and smooth the digestive system. Kepok bananas are processed a lot like boiled or steamed.
And usually in processing, kepok banana is used as the main ingredient in baking or sponge cake.
6. Cavendish Banana
Cavendish banana is a type of banana with the largest export commodity in Indonesia.
Physically this fruit has a length of 15-22 cm with a diameter of 3-4 cm. This flesh is very soft with a sweet taste and fragrant aroma.
When ripe the skin will appear bright yellow. In one bunch of Cavendish bananas there are 14-20 combs with each comb containing 16-20 fruits. This fruit can be stored for up to 28 days. See also popular fruits in Bali Indonesia
7. Jackfruit Banana
These bananas are very popular in Indonesia and Malaysia. If we look at this banana, it has a thick green fruit texture even though it is ripe. But if it’s too ripe it will turn yellow but will be soft when touched.
Banana flavor of jackfruit is sweet with a little acid with a very fragrant aroma.
Each comb of this fruit consists of 14-24 pieces. These bananas can only be harvested at 138 days after growing flowers from the principal marked with yellow. Read also main crops in Indonesia
8. Horn Banana
In the ASEAN region the mention of bananas varies. In Thailand it is called kluai nga chang whereas in the Philippines it calls it piercing.
In some countries in the world this banana is a very important food such as the Indian state in the middle of the east and east, Africa and Central America.
Horn banana has a length of 25-35 cm with a diameter of 6-7 cm.
Each comb consists of 10-15 fruits weighing up to 7-10 kg. This type of banana is not tasty if consumed directly, but will taste sweet and delicious when cooked.
9. Awak Banana
The banana crew has 18 combs with each comb with each comb can reach 11 pieces.
The length of this banana is about 15 cm in diameter 4 cm, when ripe this fruit will be yellowish white with an average weight of 67.5 grams.
For pregnant women who will have a baby later it is advisable to give this crew banana for their babies.
Because this is a good fruit for the development and growth of toddlers.
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10. Lampung Banana
Lampung bananas are similar to banana mas. It’s just that the difference lies in the fruit. If you pay close attention to the tip of the pointed banana, the banana mas is blunt.
Each sign of lampung banana consists of 6-8 combs with each comb consisting of 18-20 fruits.
This type of banana can be served as a dessert because of its sweet taste and fragrant aroma.