Originally Posted by HansTWN
I am not trying to be the party pooper here, but you know, of course, that some banana varieties are not yellow? And you can still eat yellow bananas (most of the time) after they have turned black.
I am certainly not a banana expert and usually only buy bananas that are still somewhat green and are turning yellow after treatment (sometimes with nitrous oxide in the store or by enclosure in paper bags in the home) but when you speak of "black" bananas, my imagination quickly conjures up the Grinch
Anyway, I am sure you speak of another variety not well known in the US.
We may need the monkey banana aficionado to weigh in and enlighten us slow witted children of the forest floor.