Apple bananas are distinguished by their size, texture and flavor. Apple bananas are stout and plump, with a thick taut peel. The light, cream colored flesh's texture is firm when young growing to be tender and creamy when ripe. When young the Apple banana is both tangy and sweet with apple nuances. As the fruit ripens, it will develop a far more tropical flavor profile, with notes of pineapple and strawberry. The Apple banana has a memorable, complex scent marked by a strong tart-apple aroma.
Apple bananas contain a significant amount of potassium and fiber and are higher in vitamins C and A than common bananas.