Bananas have been the best-selling item at Walmart for several years. While America’s largest retailer doesn’t disclose just how many bananas it sells, the number has to be immense considering that more than 200 million people shop in its stores worldwide every week. We asked Wal-Mart spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan why bananas are perennially popular.
“Customers love bananas because they’re an easy, healthy food to pack and eat and very affordable,” Buchanan said. “Kids also love bananas, and so a lot of customers are probably thinking of their children.” Bananas are popular because they have “long been the cheapest food at the grocery store,” Dan Koeppel wrote in his 2008 book “Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World.” Koeppel also writes that Americans consume as many bananas as apples and oranges combined.
Enhance breakfast and baking dishes by incorporating fresh Banana Fruit into family-favorite recipes. Each banana is a versatile fruit that’s packed with potassium and dietary fiber to help maintain a balanced and nutritional diet. They’re essential to a wealth of traditional recipes, as well as a healthy, easy snack the entire family will enjoy. Their soft, ripened fruit is a favorite of all ages and offers a sweet and delicious bite that makes a tasty smoothie and snack addition. Raw bananas have a universal use that complements many flavors and can easily add a different and delicious dimension to ice cream and dessert treats.
Features of Bananas At Walmart
Sold by the pound
Organic bananas are primarily ripened before the sale
Soft fruit is protected by easy-to-peel banana peel
Can be enjoyed raw or cooked
Usually used to elevate dessert and breakfast recipes