Bananas are not the main export any more and plantations are no longer in the hands of the United Fruit Company but it still is an important part of Guatemala´s exports representing 5.9% of its exports contributing to 7% of the world production.
This post is about a particular kind: Bananitos de Oro. (Gold Bananas -not golden bananas-)
Bananitos de Oro are small bananas, they can also be found in the US now, but I am not impressed with the quality. In Guatemala now they can be found in stores at well and again I am not impressed with their taste, plus they tend to be bigger. The good ones are the ones sold by street vendors or at the market, I think because they need to be cut ripe to have a good flavor thus not good for the supermarket life expectancy needed.
The taste is a lot richer (in a creamy way) and sweeter than bananas and seems the smaller they are the better. I supposed is like a concentrated taste. The picture below is from store bought bananas, I will go to the market one of this days and buy some good ones!
HOW TO EAT:
You can of course just eat them of the peel or...
Take them off the peel keeping them whole
Sprinkle ground cinnamon on top