Banana is the favourite fruit in Brazil. Along with India, Brazil is the largest producer of bananas and, by far, the largest consumer in the world. Banana is native from Asia, but adapted very well to Brazilian climate and soil making it very cheap and widely available. As a consequence the nutritious banana dishes are our specialty. In Brazil there are hundreds of recipes that include bananas such as cakes, flans, preserves and candies. For breakfast we prepare meals such as banana porridge, mashed bananas with oats and cinnamon or simply roasted bananas that are used as a spread. Raw or crumbed bananas are eaten with fish dishes, beef stews or rice and beans. The banana flour made from green bananas is used to prepare biscuits. From tribute songs, paintings through to being part of Carmen Miranda’s fruit hat, bananas are much more than food in Brazil, they are an integral part of our culture.
List of recipes of this website using banana: