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ITEM REFERENCE SHEET – BANANAS TM

VARIETIES CAVENDISH The Cavendish is the name for the banana cultivar used most commonly in the global banana commercial trade. One of the many banana cultivars originating from South-east Asia, it became the primary replacement for the Gros Michel banana in the 1950s. Characterized by a blunt shape of both crown and fingertip ends, the Cavendish banana has thin skin that turns from green to yellow when fully ripe. When overripe, the skin will turn black and the flesh becomes mushy. Bananas ripen naturally and are at their peak ripeness when the peel is all yellow with a few dark brown specks beginning to appear. Typically, this variety ranges from approximately 15–25 cm in length.

SIZES We primarily carry only the Large-sized banana.

GRADES Unlike most other fruits and vegetables, no U.S. Grade Standards have been established for bananas. Designated grades of U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 are the result of the major banana companies establishing their own grading standards.

Bananas that we import are subject to CAT 1 quality grading.

BANANA COLOUR GUIDE*

CHILE

USA 1601 E. OLYMPIC BLVD. BLDG.300 STES.300-307 LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213)627-8736 • FAX: +1(213)239-6797

744 S. ALAMEDA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213) 833-6070 • FAX: +1 (213)623-5157

MANUEL MONTT 357 OF. 808 CURICÓ • CHILE TEL: +1(213) 627-8736 • FAX: +1 (213)239-6797


ITEM REFERENCE SHEET – BANANAS TM

BANANA COLOUR GUIDE (cont.)

*Source: RBCS.com

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts

Banana health benefits

Serving Size: 1 medium Banana (126g) Amount per Serving 0 Calories 110 Calories from Fat % Daily Value * Total Fat 0g 0% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 29g 10% Dietary Fiber 4g 16% Sugars 21g Protein 1g Vitamin A Vitamin C

0% 15%

l l

Calcium Iron

0% 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

What people do not really know is that banana health benefits are comparable to any other type of fruit. Rich in protein and potassium, this brain food, in fact, has several positive benefits that many other fruits do not have. •

Banana vs. Apple: One would believe that an apple possesses higher nutrition to an individual but they are horribly mistaken. Bananas have two times as many carbohydrates as an apple, five times as much Vitamin A and Iron and three times as much Phosphorus. In addition, bananas are also rich in Potassium and natural sugars.

Bananas are a great source of natural energy. Eating only two bananas will give you enough energy to exercise or workout for an hour and a half. Bananas are also ideal for eating during that midday lull when you feel tired and sluggish.

Bananas have a chemical called tryptophan. This mood regulating substance contains a level of protein that helps the mind relax and can help battle depression.

Alleviate hangovers, post-menstrual symptoms and bowel movements.

NOTE: Based on information published by FDA.

CHILE

USA 1601 E. OLYMPIC BLVD. BLDG.300 STES.300-307 LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213)627-8736 • FAX: +1(213)239-6797

744 S. ALAMEDA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213) 833-6070 • FAX: +1 (213)623-5157

MANUEL MONTT 357 OF. 808 CURICÓ • CHILE TEL: +1(213) 627-8736 • FAX: +1 (213)239-6797


ITEM REFERENCE SHEET - BANANAS

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AVAILABILITY ORIGIN

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COSTA RICA ECUADOR HONDURAS GUATEMALA COLOMBIA MEXICO PANAMA Light

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LOGISTIC INFORMATION PACKAGING: CASE STICKERS FRUIT CASE PALLET

Carton Case 18.0 kg. Net / 40.0 lbs. (net) 3-4 rows / Case Grower Variety Quality Packing Date Quality and Condition Control Each case must contains ONE SIZE only. Four way pallets 2 Vertical Belts & 8 Horizontal Belts / Tier

PLU Shipper

Consignee

Corner Boards

**IMPORTANT: Each pallet must contain only ONE SIZE.

STORING & HANDLING: PRODUCES ETHYLENE* SENSITIVE TO ETHYLENE EXPOSURE TEMPERATURE HUMIDITY

Yes - ETHYLENE PRODUCTION RATE INCREASES WITH RIPENING Mature green: Yes - Ethylene is required to initiate ripening. Ripe: No. 60-65°F / 16-18°C 85-95% relative humidity

* Ethylene is a plant hormone that promotes fruit ripening.

SHIPPING: CASES/PALLET STACKING

48 cases / Pallet Cross Tiers

AIR BAGS TEMP. RECORD.

In the case that there are spaces between pallets, please insert air bags. Every load must have a temperature recorder. Please identify the pallet that it is in.

PLU - BANANAS (BANANAS)

4011 YELLOW 4186 YELLOW SMALL 4237-38 RETAILER ASSIGNED

LENGTH: 7' 1/2" max.

CHILE

USA 1601 E. OLYMPIC BLVD. BLDG.300 STES.300-307 LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213)627-8736 • FAX: +1(213)239-6797

744 S. ALAMEDA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90021 • USA TEL: +1(213) 833-6070 • FAX: +1 (213)623-5157

MANUEL MONTT 357 OF. 808 CURICÓ • CHILE TEL: +1(213) 627-8736 • FAX: +1 (213)239-6797


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