Fruit Of The Week BANANAS


Its long and thick- skinned edible Fruit that is yellow when ripe. Sometimes it has black spots on its skin, its a moist white Fruit From inside which has its own particular taste, in exotic cakes people denotes them with green or yellow colour. Its a tropical Fruit which is Found at the place where there are lots of beaches. Wild forms of the banana plant come originally from the Indo-Malaysian area and are now cultivated all over the tropical and sub-tropical continents. They are the basic Food in many tropical areas.

There are Four types of bananas:

  1. Fruit bananas: They are normal, yellow bananas.
  2. Apple Bananas: they are smaller and are ripen Fast and yellow in colour.
  3. Baby bananas: they are yellow as well and the sweetest of all.
  4. Baking bananas: they are big and thick, they cannot be eaten raw so people of tropical areas bake them and eat as potatoes.

Banana plants can grow upto 15 m. But most plants vary From 3 to 9 m.It has very big leaves which are a part of Kerala culture, people of kerala serve their Food on bana leaves traditionally.

Some important things about banana:

  • It is the most well known tropical Fruit,
  • In eastern Africa people make banana beer, brewed From bananas,
  • Tropical fruit is usually picked unripe and has to ripen in the land of arrival. To make this process go faster bananas are treated with ethylene-gas. Normal bananas also ripen through ethylene -gas but exposing it to additional gas accelerates the process
  • These are Fattening because they contain starch,
  • Eat atleast one banana a day because they are said to contain everything a human needs and all the 8 amino-acids our body cannot produce itself,
  • They are good source of Fibre, potassium and vitamin C.

Keep bananas on a Fruit dish in the living room at room temperature. If you want the bananas to ripen Fast place the bowl in the sun. Like other tropical Fruits and tomatoes and bell peppers, never store bananas in the refrigerator. Below 8 degrees Celsius the Fruit will decay From the inside. These Fruits will not ripen but will turn black in the refrigerator.


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