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It’s time we talk about bananas! The automatic and perhaps obvious thought is banana bread or smoothies, but there’s so much more to know.

Have you ever cooked with unripe bananas? You can! And you should! Emily Codik wrote about how, and she shared a recipe for Green Banana Cashew Sauce. You can also get her recipe for Chewy Vegan Brownies, which starts with a green banana puree.

What varieties of banana are you familiar with? Alicia Kennedy wrote about Puerto Rico’s many varieties, and how so much biodiversity is key to solving an ongoing global banana crisis.

And of course, we have plenty of banana recipes! Check out this list of 9 recipes right here, or search for “banana” in our Recipe Finder.

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