Regular bananas are green, small and sweet. Cavendish bananas are larger, yellow and have less sugar.
Why are regular bananas sweet?
Regular bananas have a higher sugar content than Cavendish bananas, so they taste sweeter. The reason for this is because the plant produces more sugar in order to attract animal pollinators who feed on nectar – the sugary liquid produced by plants.
Why are Cavendish bananas less sweet than regular ones?
Cavendish bananas are sweeter than regular ones because plant breeders selected for this trait as part of their breeding program. They wanted to make an even more commercially viable banana variety that would be easier to ship and store longer than other varieties.
Last modified: August 3, 2022