If the Chiquita bananas you buy are still a little too green for your liking, try putting them in a brown paper bag with an apple or tomato overnight to speed up the ripening process.
If your Chiquita bananas get too ripe for your taste before you have a chance to eat them, don't throw them out. Peel them, put them in a freezer bag, and freeze them to use later in banana bread and other baked goods, as well as in smoothies and shakes. Try breaking them into pieces before you freeze so that when you’re ready you can use just the right amount.
Bananas contain 20% of the Daily Value of Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 contributes to red blood cell formation, the reduction of fatigue and transporting iron through the body.
Bananas contain 15% of the Daily Value of Vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of fatigue; helps develop and maintain skin, bones, cartilage, blood vessels, gums and teeth, while reducing free radicals and protecting cells from oxidative damage.
Bananas contain 15% of the Daily Value of Manganese. Manganese helps maintain healthy bones and protects cells from oxidative damage.
Bananas contain 13% of the Daily Value of Potassium. Potassium helps maintain a normal blood pressure (already within normal limits) and muscle function.
A single serving (one medium-sized Chiquita banana) also contains 12% of the daily-recommended dietary fiber intake for a normal adult. Fiber has been shown to improve digestive function.
Finishing an early-morning workout or just waking up? Grab a Chiquita banana and either eat it as-is or add it to your cereal or pancakes for a boost of energy at the beginning of your day. Besides the energy boost, Chiquita bananas' complex carbohydrates and vitamin B6 will also help kickstart your metabolism.
Moms have trusted Beech-Nut Baby Food and Chiquita bananas for decades. Together, two of America’s trusted brands provide nutritious food choices to support the growth and development of your baby. Beech-Nut Baby Food is made with natural ingredients—like Chiquita bananas. That means no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
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