i was surprised this morning when the husband brought these bananas from our backyard.
the last time i checked, they were still very thin and green.
but today, the husband harvested these plump, unripe but mature bananas.
this banana variety is called "saba."
a variety which originated from the philippines.
it is a much more shorter version of the usual banana, much more plump, and the peels are much much thicker.
banana cue (sugar-coated fried bananas in a stick),
nilupak (mashed bananas), saging con yelo (sweet plantain with crushed ice),
or ginataang saging (bananas cooked in coconut milk).though usually used for cooking,
this banana gives more potassium when eaten raw.
it has a much more starchy, a bit sour, and a bit sweet taste than the other types of bananas.
with one cluster having an average of 20 bananas!
that is too many for us to consume!
and the rest were sold to our neighbors for 1php each.
these bananas will ripen in about 2 to 3 days, much quicker if kept in a sack.
free merienda fresh from our trees and we've got some money from selling them too.