Stocky, sweeter and shorter
Chiquita manzanos are delicious tossed in fruit salads, blended in smoothies, baked in breads, or simply eaten as a healthy snack. An average manzano is about four inches long and has a pale yellow peel that blackens as the banana ripens.
Like all bananas, manzano bananas are a very good source of potassium, with a 100-gram serving of manzano bananas providing 10% of the daily value for this important nutrient. Increasing the amount of potassium in the diet through foods like manzano bananas may provide protection against hypertension, especially in people who are sensitive to sodium. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common risk factor for stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), congestive heart failure (CHF), kidney disease, and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).