Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world.
Bananas are grown in at least 107 countries, but primarily in Latin and South America from countries like Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, Panama and Guatemala.
GM Trading Companies focuses its trading with two well-known varieties of bananas: Cavendish Bananas and Baby Bananas.
Cavendish bananas are the most common variety. They are the long yellow, slightly sweet bananas at supermarkets.
Baby bananas are recognized by their miniature size; the fruit is only about 4 to 5 inches in length with thin, yellow skin. They have and intensely sweet flavor when they are allowed to reach optimal ripeness. These small varieties include “Lady Finger” bananas, sometimes called “Orito.” This hearty, drought resistant plant is native to Malaysia.