Go Bananas For Temple Street Children's Hospital
Not only are bananas a very good source of vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, and potassium, but they're also a firm favourite of the little ones of Ireland! From weaning to lunch box snacks, they are a versatile and handy staple for all mammies to have stashed away, and that's why we love them so much!
On Wednesday the 19th of April, we can shout about our love of bananas as much as we like, as it's National Banana Day! And the good news is, it’s all for a good cause.
Fyffes and Just Eat have joined forces to raise much-needed funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, by offering an array of banana-infused dishes available to order for delivery.
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In Dublin City, members of the public wishing to support the appeal are invited to order a takeaway from the pop-up ‘Fyffes Kitchen’ which will be preparing an array of quirky, banana-infused dishes for one day only.
Via Just Eat, from 4.30pm to 9.30pm, diners can select from a special three-course menu, the proceeds from which will go directly to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Those living outside the city and elsewhere throughout Ireland can make a €4 donation by texting the word BANANA to 50300.
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Created by food-innovation chef Kevin Powell, the three-courses offering being served will consist of a choice of starters, main courses and desserts all created around the banana, each one flavoured with appropriate sweet or savoury dressings, sauces and accompaniments.
Dishes will include spiced banana chip and herb salad with pineapple-chili dressing starter; apple, banana and tomato butter chicken with jasmine rice or banana cashew and pineapple curry main course; banana and bacon shake to drink and a dessert option that includes the novelty banana cream chocolate doughnuts – amongst others.
Fyffes marketing manager Emma Hunt-Duffy said: “Through National Banana Day, our aim is to support the very important work being done by Temple Street Children’s Hospital whilst highlighting what a versatile, healthy and enjoyable fruit the banana is”.