Photograph of bananas

Available across the United States all year long, bananas make a great snack or addition to any meal. Though they come in several varieties, the most common type of banana found in grocery stores is the Cavendish. Bananas are also available dried and frozen.

Banana Recipes

USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Recipes containing bananas from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder database.


Purdue University Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.

Describes the origin, growth, cultivars, cultivation, and uses of the banana.

Banana: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for bananas and tips on how to select, store and prepare them. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Bananas, that gives new and different ways to add this fruit to your diet.

South Florida Tropicals: Banana

University of Florida Extension.

Fact sheet gives information about the background, availability, selection and ripening, storage, uses, and nutritive value of bananas. It also includes information about cooking bananas, including yield, recipes, and food safety information. Also available as a PDF (48KB).

Banana: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 541 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This introductory lesson on bananas includes instruction on how to choose, prepare, and store bananas. Health benefits and recipes that include bananas are also incorporated.