Bananas and Plantains

A banana is an herbaceous tree-like plant which bears an elongated fruit. It comes in different sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, red and purple. Among the top banana-producing countries are India, Mexico, China, Ecuador, Brazil, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Bananas and Plantains
Peaches and Nectarines

Why are some store fruits so big?

The largest seed producer in the world is a corporation called Monsanto. They are known for heavily genetically engineering fruits and vegetables to grow larger and more consistent than naturally grown foods.

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Bananas and Plantains

What are the parts of the banana tree?

banana tamod

A banana is not a tree, it is the largest flowering herbaceous plant. The stems are called pseudostems and each stem can produce a single bunch of bananas, After fruiting the stem dies and offshoots develop from the root. Leaves are spirally arranged and may grow to a height of 9 feet. The female flower develops the fruit

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Where are most of the US bananas imported from?

Bananas are mainly imported from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Philippines, and Colombia.

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Where does plantain originate from?

Spain



The Plantain (banana) was imported into Spain from the Caribbean in the mid 1500's. Plantana is an Arawak name, it was also locally known as Pratane. The European 'origin' was Spain from the original being the Caribbean

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Bananas and Plantains

What effect does a paper bag have on a banana?

Placing bananas in a paper bag or any other enclosed environment will hasten the ripening process. This is due to the fact that, as a banana ripens, it emits ethylene gas. Ethylene gas is essential in the ripening process. If you place bananas in a bag, the gas concentrates and the ripening process accelerates. Ethylene gas is what banana importers use to accelerate the ripening of bananas prior to sending them to market.

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Chickens and Roosters
Bananas and Plantains

Egg is to shell as banana is to?

Peel

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What is the nutritional value of unripe plantain?

A typical average size plantain fruit after cooking contains 50 - 80grams of carbohydrate, 2 - 3 grams of protein, 4 - 6 grams of fibre and about 0.01 to 0.3grams of fat. Since every gram of carbohydrate equals to 4 calories, one fruit of plantain contains about 4 x 65grams of calories, which comes to about 260 Calories.

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Bananas and Plantains

How long does it take to thaw frozen bananas?

Ouch, man. I don't know, but I'd recommend sitting in some warm water, then buying warmer pants.

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Calorie Count
Bananas and Plantains

How many calories in organic banana?

For a medium sized banana- about 110

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Food Science
Bananas and Plantains

Why doesn't artificial banana flavoring taste anything like real banana?

Actually, it does taste like a real banana, just not one you’re familiar with.

Artificial banana flavoring was developed from Gros Michel bananas, once a very popular variety of fruit. Unfortunately, they were all but wiped out by a fungus in the mid 20th century, and a fungus-resistant variety, Cavendish bananas, became the most popular. These bananas have a more subtle flavor, and as such, don’t resemble artificial banana flavor very closely.

More broadly, artificial flavorings often miss the mark because they are inherently less complex than the taste of real fruit—they can’t mimic aspects like ripeness or texture. Artificial banana flavor is created almost exclusively by a compound called isoamyl acetate, and that single compound just can’t provide the nuance of a real banana.

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Genetics
Bananas and Plantains

Do bananas have catalase?

YES

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Is a banana a berry?

Yes, the banana fruit is a berry. Berries are identified as being many seeded with a fleshy inner layer. So, technically a banana is a berry. And, believe it or not, bananas don't grow on trees! Originally from Asia, the "banana tree" is really not a tree in the true sense. In fact, banana plants have no wood fiber. The banana plant is the world's largest herb and a member of the lily family.

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Do bananas help you grow?

Yes!

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How does a plantain tree reproduce?

by suckers

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Hermit Crabs
Bananas and Plantains

Do hermit crabs eat bananas?

Yes, but ideally they prefer banoffee pie
Yes, they can eat most fruits and vegetables.

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What is a banana ripening chamber?

It is a chamber or room in which green bananas are exposed to ethylene gas in order to accelerate the ripening process of the fruit.

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Why are bananas good for you?

Banana's are good for you because they are chock full of potassium. Potassium plays an important role decreasing the risk of high blood pressure and stroke, it increases strength and helps reduce stress. Toss some in a blender with milk and yogurt for a tasty, filling and nutritious snack and get your calcium in there too!

Bananas contain considerable amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. The potassium makes them of particular interest to athletes who use them to quickly replenish their electrolytes.

In India, juice is extracted from the corm and used as a home remedy for jaundice, sometimes with the addition of honey, and for kidney stones.

Banana's are also high in starch (carbohydrate). About 100 grams of banana has about 90 calories.
It is because they have potassium in them that is good for you.

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What eats plantain?

starfish, coral, sea anemones.

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Weight and Mass
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Would you use a kilograms or grams to measure the mass of a banana?

grams

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What is something that hangs?

A banana tied to a low tree branch.

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Calorie Count
Bananas and Plantains

How many calories in a plantain banana?

220 cals

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Bananas and Plantains

How many mg of potassium are in a banana?

A medium banana has about 422 mg of potassium.

A banana is a pretty good source of potassium. However it is not sensational. It has about the same potassium content per calorie as a potato.

While it's true that the average potato has roughly as much potassium as a banana, boiling/mashing potatoes will remove a large portion of that potassium. So homemade mashed potatoes aren't as good of a source as, say, a baked potato is.

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Hamster Care
Bananas and Plantains

Can hamsters eat banana skins?

Hamsters can eat banana peels. However keep it a small amount, to much could cause diarrhea. Also I would cut them into smaller pieces to prevent choking. You should never give any part of a banana to a dwarf hamster or carrots or corn either according to my exotic vet.

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What is the chemical formula for banana?

A banana is a mixture, not a compound, so it does not have a chemical formula.

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Vitamins and Supplements
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Bananas and Plantains

What vitamins found in Mango?

You can find vitamin A in mango they help you grow and helps your eyes be healthy.

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