Blue-colored bananas exist and they taste like a delicious cold treat.
Blue Java bananas, which recently made rounds on the internet, apparently originated from Southeast Asia (though not exactly from Java, Indonesia), but have since spread to other parts of the world.
Blue Java bananas are produced in cultivation by selective breeding from species that are both found in Southeast Asia.
The fruit, which also made its way to Hawaii, is known among locals as “Ice Cream banana” for a good reason.
The banana derives its color and name from its unripe blue-green skin, which then turns into a pale yellow with white flesh on the inside.
Many who have tasted the fruit agree that it tastes like vanilla, while its consistency, even when raw, is strikingly similar to that of ice cream.
Blue Java bananas can grow under the right conditions.
In the U.S., the fruit is suitable to grow in the Department of Agriculture’s zones 9b through 11, though some farmers reportedly have also been able to grow them from zones 8 to 11.
Some vloggers have already tried the fruit and shared their thoughts about it.
Fitness YouTuber Grant Campbell, also known as Raw Aussie Athlete, described the fruit as “phenomenal.”
“Party in my mouth,” Campbell says as he eats the fruit. “So good. Unbelievable.”
“You’ve got to wait until these suckers are so soft that you’re ready to throw them away and then eat them … that’s the time to eat them.”