11 Facts About Banana


Banana is an elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.

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Banana plants are among the fastest growing of all plants, with daily growth rates recorded of 1.

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Banana fruits develop from the banana heart, in a large hanging cluster, made up of tiers, with up to 20 fruit to a tier.

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Banana crops are vulnerable to destruction by high winds, such as tropical storms or cyclones.

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Banana bunchy top virus is a plant virus of the genus Babuvirus, family Nanonviridae affecting Musa spp.

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Banana bacterial wilt is a bacterial disease caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv.

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Banana germplasm is conserved in many national and regional gene banks, and at the world's largest banana collection, the International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre, managed by Bioversity International and hosted at KU Leuven in Belgium.

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Banana pancakes are popular among travelers in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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Banana flowers are used as a vegetable in South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine, either raw or steamed with dips or cooked in soups, curries and fried foods.

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Banana fiber harvested from the pseudostems and leaves of the plant has been used for textiles in Asia since at least the 13th century.

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Banana paper is made from two different parts: the bark of the banana plant, mainly used for artistic purposes, or from the fibers of the stem and non-usable fruits.

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