Frieda's Specialty Produce - Manzano Banana

Overview

What is a Manzano Banana?

  • Manzanos are short, chubby bananas with a mild flavor combination of strawberry and apple. When fully black, they are at their peak of flavor.

How to Eat

  • Enjoy alone, add to fruit salads or use in recipes calling for bananas.

Health Benefits

  • Rich in dietary fiber.

How to Choose

  • Choose fruits relatively free from blemishes.

How to Store

  • Ripen at room temperature until soft.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and U.S.A.

Recipes

Orange-Glazed Bananas

Orange-Glazed Bananas Ingredients: 3 to 4 ripe Frieda’s Manzano Bananas, peeled and cut into ½-inch slices 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 2 – 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice Grated peel of 1 orange … Continue reading

Banana Boat Crepes

Banana Boat Crepes Ingredients: 1-2 tablespoons butter 4 ripe bananas (or try Manzano or Red Bananas), peeled and chopped 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconuts or Frieda’s pine nuts 4 or 8 Frieda’s French Style … Continue reading

Banana Ambrosia Salad with Sherry Dressing

Banana Ambrosia Salad with Sherry Dressing Ingredients: Radicchio or red leaf lettuce, torn Romaine lettuce, torn ¾ cup Frieda’s Dried Starfruit, finely chopped 1 Asian Pear, thinly sliced 1-2 Manzano, Burro, or Red Bananas, peeled and sliced 1 large orange, … Continue reading

Mexican Fruit Salad

Mexican Fruit Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water 2 Frieda’s Cinnamon Sticks, broken 3 ripe Frieda’s Manzano Bananas, peeled and cut into ½-inch slices 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 Frieda’s Blood Oranges, or navel oranges, peeled 1 … Continue reading

Banana Filled Egg Rolls with Custard Sauce

Banana Filled Egg Rolls with Custard Sauce Ingredients: 4 large bananas Half (16 ounce) package Frieda’s Egg Roll Wrappers (8 Wrappers) 2 ounce (2 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped; or ¼ cup chocolate chips or 1/4 cup chopped Frieda’s Crystallized … Continue reading