Is there anything more frustrating than being excited to try a new alkaline fruit, only to find out that you can’t eat it raw?
That’s the dilemma I faced with burro bananas. But after doing some research, I found out that you actually can eat them raw – albeit only when ripe.
Some people may not be familiar with eating burro bananas raw, so in this blog post I will explain what they are and whether or not they can be eaten raw. Plus, some awesome tips on how to enjoy this unique fruit without cooking it first.
Read on to find out.
Can You Eat Burro Bananas Raw?
Burro bananas are also sometimes called horse bananas because of their shape, which is similar to that of a horse’s shoe. They are a type of banana that is native to Central and South America. These bananas are larger and plumper than the more common Cavendish bananas.
So, can you eat burro bananas raw? Just like regular bananas, you can eat burro bananas raw or cooked. When ripe, they taste like a cross between a banana and an apple, with a lemony flavor. However, green burro bananas are not to beaten raw. When raw, these bananas have a very firm texture, a bland-bitter taste and a slightly tart flavor that makes it unpalatable to eat raw.
Raw burro bananas can be used as potato substitutes in porridges or fried into chips, while ripe burros can be sliced and added to salads or smoothies, or mashed and used as a sandwich spread.
What Does a Burro Banana Taste Like?
If you’ve ever wondered what a burro banana tastes like, you’re not alone. The taste and flavor of a burro banana is very unique. Ripe burro bananas tastes sweet and creamy like a cross between a strawberry and a pineapple, with notes of lemon. However, it is worthy to note that green or unripe burro bananas have a somewhat chalky and tart taste that makes it only suitable to be eaten when cooked.
Whether you’re looking to add a touch of sweetness to your morning oatmeal or bake a delicious cake, Burro bananas are a delicious option. And, thanks to their thick skin, they’re easy to transport and store. So next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure to pick up a few Burros bananas – you’ll be glad you did!
Table: Burro Banana Taste: Ripe and Unripe
|Ripe Burro banana
|Unripe or Green Burro Banana
|Sweet, creamy taste
|chalky, tart taste
|Bland chalky flavor
Can You Fry Burro Bananas?
Most people are familiar with the ubiquitous yellow (cavendish) bananas that can be found in grocery stores across the country. But there’s another type of banana that is less well-known but just as delicious and healthier: the burro banana.
Unlike the ripe burros, green burro banana is not as sweet and has a slightly firmer texture.
So what about frying them up? Absolutely! In fact, frying gives burro bananas an even tastier flavor and a crisp texture that makes them all the more addictive. Both ripe and green burro bananas can be peeled, chopped, or sliced and fried into chips
So, whether ripe or unripe, frying burro bananas are a great way to eat them.
Can You Eat Green Burro Bananas?
If you’re lucky enough to find a green burro banana, you may be wondering if you can eat it. After all, most bananas are yellow and mostly eaten when they’re ripe. So, can you eat green Burro Bananas?
Yes, you can absolutely eat a green burro banana. In fact, many people prefer them to yellow bananas because they’re less sweet and have a firmer texture. ore so, they are the preferred substitute for potatoes in most alkaline recipes.
Green burro bananas are not ripe, and so, they can not be eaten raw. They are often cooked before being eaten. Green burro bananas can be boiled, baked or fried. When boiled, green burro bananas have a “potato-like” texture and a slightly sweet taste.
Nonetheless, while eating green burro bananas raw is not harmful, it may not be the most enjoyable experience. The best way to enjoy these them is by cooking them into a dish or using them in fried recipes.
In addition, green burro bananas can also be used in savory dishes such as stews and curries. However, Green burro bananas should not be confused with plantains, which are another type of banana that is often used in savory dishes. While both green burro bananas and plantains can be cooked, plantains are usually starchier and less sweet than green burro bananas. As a result, they are not always interchangeable in recipes.
10 Tips to Eat Cook Burro Bananas Without Cooking
Most people think of bananas as a sweet and creamy fruit that is best enjoyed in smoothies or baked into desserts. However, there is another type of banana that is often used in savory dishes. Green Burro bananas, are a starchy variety of banana that is commonly eaten cooked. While they can be fried, boiled, or baked, there are also many ways to enjoy them without cooking. Here are 10 tips for eating burro bananas without cooking:
- Eat them raw – Burro bananas can be eaten raw, just like a regular banana. Slice the banana lengthwise and then into thin strips. This will make it easier to eat without cooking. They are often smaller and less sweet than other varieties, but they can still make a great snack.
- Slice and dip – Slice the bananas into thin pieces and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Hummus, guacamole, or even peanut butter all make great options.
- Make a salad – Add sliced burro bananas to your next salad for a unique twist. Burros pair well with crunchy greens and light dressing. You can also top the banana slices with chopped nuts, or berries. This will add some texture and flavor variety.
- Grill them – Give your burro bananas a smoky flavor by grilling them on the barbecue. Just slice them lengthwise and place.
- Make a Sandwich: Wrap the banana slices in a whole tortilla or wrap for a portable snack.
- Make a Vegan Banana “Nice” Cream: Make banana ice cream by freezing sliced bananas and then blending them in a food processor or blender. Add nut milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
- Sprinkle some key lime juice, or orange juice on the banana slices. This will add some flavor and prevent the banana from browning.
- Add a dollop of coconut butter, or agave to the banana slices. This will make them more filling and satisfying.
- Dip banana slices in melted chocolate for a quick and easy dessert. Let the chocolate hardened before enjoyed for an even tastier treat!
So, can you eat burro bananas raw? Yes, but only when ripe. Not only are ripe burros edible when raw, but they’re also quite sweet and creamy. If you have a chance to try a burro banana, we encourage you to do so. They’re definitely one of the more unique types of bananas out there.
Have you tried cooking with burro bananas? What’s your favorite recipe? Let us know in the comments below.
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