Red bananas, which are native to India and Southeast Asia, are one of the most common varieties among the world's thousands of banana varieties. It has made its way to South America, the United Arab Emirates, and Africa through various trade routes. These bananas have risen in popularity in India as well, owing to their health benefits and uniqueness.
Red Dacca (botanical name) or Red Bananas are Musa balbisiana hybrids that are mostly found in South Asia and China. These fruits are primarily grown in Kamalapur village, Karnataka, in India.
Since red bananas are a perennial plant, they can be grown all year. Because of the presence of beta carotenoids and lutein, these bananas have a bright reddish-purple color. The interior of red bananas has a light pinkish flesh that we eat as a fruit, and this flesh is usually much smoother and sweeter than the flesh of regular yellow bananas. These bananas can only be eaten when they are fully mature.
It will be difficult to maintain its output in the coming years because the labor cost, special fertilizers, and pesticides needed for its plantation make it prohibitively expensive for the Indian market, earning it the moniker "Rich man's fruit."
Red bananas are higher in potassium and magnesium, two minerals that have been clinically shown to help keep blood pressure in a healthy range. A single red banana contains a significant amount of these minerals, making it a viable food choice for lowering blood pressure.
According to many scientists, vitamin B6 may have caused the evolution of life on our planet. As a result, this vitamin increases the value of the red banana, as Vitamin B6 is essential for cell growth and, in particular, brain development. This vitamin also aids in the production of energy in our bodies. As a result, the red banana can be used as an energy bar.
Red bananas are truly super foods, since only a single fruit contains so many essential usable nutrients, all of which are capable of curing a variety of human diseases. Although the price is slightly higher than that of regular yellow bananas, these red bananas are well worth it due to the many health benefits they bring to the human body. Diseases and pandemics are all around us in today's world. As a result, eating such lovely, delicious, nutritious, and disease-curing fruit can make us feel less concerned about our own and our loved ones' health.