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green banana in a bowl

How to Boil Green Banana

Learn how to boil green banana and remove the peel at the same time.
Course Extra, Snack
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 bananas
Calories 131kcal
Author Charla


  • A bunch of green bananas or the amount required
  • Large saucepan with water


  • Bring the pot with water to the boil then reduce to medium heat.
  • Place the green banana on a chopping board on its side.
  • Partially cut the top and end of the banana (not completely off) then score the banana length ways (shallow not deep) so it meets the top and end.
  • Repeat the above step with each banana
  • Carefully add the bananas to the pot of boiling water and cook until tender (this will take about 15- 20 minutes) (prick with a fork to determine its readiness.)
  • Once cooked allow the water to cool then drain
  • Use the top of the banana to remove the peel of each banana, it should come off very easy
  • Serve accordingly


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg