Trying to Buy a Banana in Utah This November? Here is what you need to know
MMM, when the temperatures start to dip it is time to start thinking of those yummy fall treats. You know the flavors: pumpkin, apple, nuts, and of course bananas?!!
Bananas – they're a staple in every kitchen, but did you know that not all bananas are created equal? If you're in Utah, you're in for a treat when it comes to this beloved fruit. Utah has a secret weapon that kicks ordinary bananas up a notch – the "November dump." Let's peel back the mystery and discover why Utah's November bananas are truly a unique delight.
What is the "November dump"? Well, it's a phenomenon that occurs During November to early December in the tropical climates where bananas grow. The climate is actually not that great for bananas and the fruit comes out uneven and often deformed. This causes the banana suppliers to have to throw out a lot of their crop, that’s why it’s called the November dump.
However, the flavor quality of the fruit is known for being the best tasting of all bananas, so those that do make it to your grocery store are extra tasty. Then to add that special Utah touch some people speculate that the chill in the air of our mountain west state in the fall can give them an extra-long life which makes them taste fresher.
The November Banana in Utah, it's like nature's way of saying, "Don’t forget the good summer times we had as you head into the cold months." If you do purchase too many November Bananas and see them going brown don’t forget the delights of banana bread. Remember, “If life gives you brown bananas make banana bread”. I think that’s how the saying goes.
Here’s to the banana, that yellow treat that amazingly is available year-round and a little extra special in November.
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