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What does the red tip on bananas mean?

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While browsing the fruit aisle at your local supermarket, have you noticed that some bananas have a waxy red tip and wondered what are red tipped bananas?

It all started 20 years ago, when Australian growers, Frank and Dianne Sciaccia, witnessed the degradation of the Great Barrier Reef and the changes to the ecosystem first-hand. This inspired Frank to develop a new way of farming – one that would help solve the imbalances created by conventional farming methods.

Frank shared, “We wanted to farm differently, with nature at the heart of what we do. Nature keeps everything in balance, and understanding the natural capital you have available to you enables you to get rid of all the harmful chemicals. The result is a farming method that is good for the environment and at the same time produces far superior bananas, just as nature intended.”

red tip bananas

Why red tipped bananas?

Distinctive Red Tip® Ecoganic® Bananas are dipped in a bright red food grade wax to let shoppers know that they are different from ordinary bananas. The wax tip indicates that the bananas are grown using the Ecoganic® farming system, which is always 3rd party certified and endorsed by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

What about the flavour?

Red Tip® Bananas are firm and fleshy, allowing for easy slicing and are sweet and creamy in flavour.

Where can you buy red tipped bananas?

Red tip bananas have been available to shoppers at Coles, Woolworths and other leading Australian supermarkets since 2009.

What are the benefits of red tipped bananas?

The ecoganic method used to grow these bananas does not use any fertilisers or pesticides, neither natural or chemical. Instead, it relies on nature to grow bananas that taste as nature intended, in turn having a positive impact on the environment, by helping to repair the damage done by conventional farming methods.

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