It has been reported
that the Queen’s daughter often has a bizarre request for her bananas –
preferring them to be out of date. Former royal chef Darren McGrady previously
told TODAY: “[Princess Anne] almost always preferred the bananas
almost black – overripe – because they digest easier.”
Although the Princess Royal’s
banana preference may not be the most appetizing, Anne is certainly harboring
the benefits of eating her bananas once they’ve passed their prime.
According to studies, when a
banana has started to brown, it means all the starch and chlorophyll in the
fruit has broken down into sugar. Brown bananas are typically much sweeter,
which is why people often use mushy bananas to bake with.
The Princess Royal likes to eat her bananas when they are overripe
published in an article on Spoon University reads: “This
breakdown of chlorophyll is the reason why antioxidant levels increase as
“So a fully brown banana
is an antioxidant powerhouse.” Maybe a brown banana a day is the
secret behind Anne’s glowing complexion at 71!
But that’s not the only
unusual element to the royal’s morning meal. Tradition states that royals are
reportedly never allowed to eat without using cutlery. As a result, senior
royals are forced to cut up and eat all produce with a knife and fork.
If you’re wondering how one
would eat an overripe banana in such a formal way, chef Darren explained,
“First, the ends of the banana are cut off. Then the banana peel is sliced
down the middle from end to end so the unpeeled fruit can be opened.
“The fruit is sliced into
circles and eaten with a fork”, explained the chef.
The monarch’s daughter isn’t
the only royal picky about fruit. Darren also revealed that the Queen loves to
eat fresh fruit, but only when they are in season.
“You can send
strawberries every day to the queen during summer at Balmoral and she’ll never
say a word,” he said.”Try including strawberries on the menu in
January and she’ll scrub out the line and say don’t dare send me genetically