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The Orinoco banana is approximately 20-25 centimeters long and 5 centimeters thick, giving it an overall squatty shape with little curvature or taper. It may be treated like a plantain when green, but develops a delicious sweet flavor and soft texture when fully ripened for raw eating as well. The Orinoco banana has a soft silky texture with a firm, slightly fibrous core and bright fruit flavor.
Orinoco Bananas are available year-round.
Orinoco bananas, sometimes called donkey bananas, are botanically classified as Musa x paradisiaca and are native to Venezuela’s Orinoco River Valley. It is the most commonly grown banana variety of South Florida and may be cooked when green, or eaten raw when fully ripe. It is a hardy plant that can withstand cold temperatures, and its fruit can ripen on the tree without cracking.
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