Founded in 1899, Chiquita has been a worldwide presence in the produce business for over 1
Bananas are fourth among the main world food crops, behind rice, wheat and corn. Starchy and rich in potassium, the Cavendish Banana is the most common type sold. During the ripening process, bananas produce ethylene, stimulating the production of amylase, breaking down starches into sugars and changing the flavor from starchy to sweet. Bananas are staples in most tropical climes, and figure prominently in both sweet and savory dishes. They may be deep-fried, sliced and dried into chips, added to curries, sliced into pancakes or blended into smoothies.