BANANAS - Local produce - Tenerife

Bananas

Traditional ingredient in the gastronomy of Tenerife
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The taste of Canarian bananas, the main crop in Tenerife and the rest of the Canaries, is unmistakable and of such high quality that it is unmatched. Here bananas are grown under the best weather and altitude conditions as well as in the island's ideal, volcanic soil. The result is a small, yellow fruit with small spots on its skin that is distinctive of its origin.

The locals like to eat their bananas fresh although they are also used in dishes such as, "arroz a la cubana" (rice, sausages, egg and fried banana) and many others. Bananas are also used to make marmalade, jam and liqueurs. During your holidays you can visit banana plantations that have been around since the 15th and 16th centuries.