Banana puree is one of the many types of commercial-grade products supplied by iTi Tropicals.
What is it?
In global fruit production, banana is one of the top three tropical fruits along with mango and pineapple. Top banana producing countries in the world are India, China, the Philippines, Ecuador, and Brazil. Banana is cultivated/grown all year long. Bananas are the most popular fresh fruit and is available throughout the year in North America. Individual bananas weigh an average of 125 grams. The Cavendish variety is the most popular variety among bananas. ”Tree-ripened” Cavendish bananas have a greenish-yellow color that changes to a brownish-yellow on ripening. Export bananas are picked green and are allowed to ripen in humidity and temperature-controlled rooms.
What is so good about it?
Bananas are 99% fat-free, are a source of dietary fiber, and contain essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, and vitamin C. A 100 gram serving of banana contains less than 100 calories, making it the perfect snack. Bananas are naturally sweet, have a soft, creamy mouthfeel and the flavor complements many other fruits including acai, passion fruit, guava, and mango.
How to use it?
With its widely accepted taste and flavor, product development opportunities to formulate with are endless. Banana puree is perfect for a variety of different applications such as smoothies, smoothie bowls, pancakes, pie fillings, baked goods, juice applications, baby foods, sauces, oatmeal, salad dressings, soup, and ice cream. Because of the texture and structure, banana can be used as a plant-based egg replacement in formulas. Check out our applications page for recipes using banana!
What iTi supplies
iTi offers different options for banana puree including acidified banana puree, non-acidified banana puree, banana puree with and without seeds, organic banana puree and 70 brix clarified banana concentrate. iTi Tropical’s banana puree is offered in the following sizes and packaging: a 46-pound carton, a 606-pound fiber drum, a 2204 pound fiber bin/tote.* Specialty pack sizing and types are also available under special, made to order request.
*several products are not available in all of these sizes.
The products are natural, GMO free, and produced from fresh, ripe, carefully selected fruit. The products do not contain any artificial color or flavors. All products are all processed in an FDA registered facility which is HACCP and Kosher-certified.