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Banana

The fruit of the banana tree, originating in India and grown in tropical climates particularly in the West Indies, Africa and South America. There are two major types of banana, the fruit banana and the Plantain bananas. Plantain are green skinned with a frim pinkish flesh and are cooked as vegetables. Fruit bananas for export are cut when they have reached their full size but are still green. Some varieties are smaller, but all go from green to pale yellow and become flecked with brown as they ripen. The creamy flesh sweetens as ripening proceeds, and will discolour if cut and not used immediately after peeling. They will blacken if refrigerated. Very small 'apple bananas' and red-skinned bananas are much sweeter.
Last modified: 13 April 2009
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