Go bananas for Barnana
Over five million bananas are eaten every day in Australia, so it's no surprise that they are a top selling product in the fruit and vegetable section of supermarkets and greengrocers.
However, until now, there was the slight problem of what to do when bananas brown too quickly, get easily squashed in your shopping bag or can't be refrigerated to prolong their life.
Barnana is an exciting new snack food made from chewy organic bananas that have been dehydrated and turned into delicious snacks and has no added refined sugar, is gluten and dairy-free and non-GMO.
It contains no preservatives or cholesterol.
It has an 18-month shelf life and currently comes in four delicious flavours. Including Original, Coconut, Chocolate and Peanut Butter.
Why not snack on some Barnana when you're hungry or put some in the children's lunch boxes as a tasty alternative to lollies or chips?
In most banana farms, 20 per cent of bananas are wasted as they don't meet retailer expectations.
Barnana practises zero waste farming as these bananas are sustainably upcycled, while providing extra income for organic banana farmers.
The Barnana story started in 1981 when Joao Suplicy created a dehydrator from a broken skylight in hills of Curitiba, Brazil.
He tested it with fresh, peeled bananas which were drying too quickly in the hot summer heat and after five days he had dehydrated bananas that tasted sweet and lasted for months.
His son Caue enjoyed the dried organic bananas so much that he continued developing it and in 2010 formed Barnana with two friends.
In Australia, Barnana is distributed by Pacific SMM and is available at Wholefoods House, independent health food stores and organic grocers.
RRP$8.99 per 100g packet of Original and Coconut and $9.99 per 100g packet of Peanut Butter and Chocolate.
Contact (02) 9959 1014 for stockist information or visit www.barnana.com
www.awokonthewildside.com has an exciting competition where you can win two packets of delicious Barnana.
Just name two flavours of Barnana and email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number.
The first four correct entries will each win a prize.
Entry to the competition is only open to Australian residents.
The closing date is Monday, 25 April at noon.
Prizes will be posted to the winners or collection can be arranged.