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Old 01-23-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default fingerling (baby) bananas, yummy and so cute!

I'm using an exchange plan, and on plan I get two or three fruit servings (about 60 calories each). I like bananas, but they're not my favorite fruit, and I especially hate spending 2 fruits to eat one, but I also hate leaving half a banana for later. Hubby HATES bananas, so there isn't the option to share.

Fingerling bananas are the perfect solution (if you can find them for a reasonable price, and if you can find them at all). I've bought tiny bananas before from the asian markets, and today I actually weighed them and calculated their calorie comparison to regular bananas. A medium banana has about 100 calories, and a large banana about 125. In general, about 25 calories per ounce, so the baby bananas I bought have 25 - 30 calories each. So two of the tiny bananas are 1 serving of fruit.

The ones I bought were about the diameter of a nickel and about 4 inches long and weighed about an ounce each.
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The other day I wanted a banana but we freeze bananas so I ate half then put the other half in the freezer bag for smoothies.

Even my asian market doesn't carry the small bananas but I saw them at a store not too long ago, I think they were 4.99/lb or so.
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Yikes! I only paid about $2/lb, and I thought they were a bit pricey.

I've seen the red skinned baby bananas (though they're short, they're almost as large in diameter as regular bananas) in grocery stores before, for $4 or more a lb, but I've never seen the baby yellows anywhere (at any price) except in the asian markets in our area. My guess is that they can sell them at a much better price because there's a large demand for them among the asian shoppers (most of the asian markets that sell the small bananas don't even sell the larger bananas).
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Oh my asian markets sell lots of the bigger bananas for the cheapest price around, .39/lb. They also have plantains. I've seen the red bananas but I think that was at Whole Foods? not sure.
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I bought some baby bananas at Walmart last week. I don't remember how much they cost though.
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