By Aditi Maheshwari
Blue Java Banana is unique in taste and look, a native of southeast Asia and flavoured with an ice cream-like consistency of vanilla; it gets its nickname as the ‘Ice Cream banana’ in Hawaii. Because of its unique vanilla custard flavour, it’s known in Fiji as the ‘Hawaiian banana’, nicknamed as ‘Krie’ in the Philippines and ‘Cenizo’ in Central America. They are silvery-blue in colour when unripe and turns pale yellow when ripe, with creamy white flesh. They are not as popular as Cavendish bananas which we usually eat. They are a hybrid of two species of Southeast Asia Banana— Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.