Bananas are an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus muss. Bananas are a staple starch for many tropical populations. Depending upon cultivar and ripeness,m the flesh can very in taste from starchy to sweet, and texture from firm to mushy.

About Bananas

Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. It is one of the oldest cultivated plants. They are native to tropical South and Southeast Asia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. They are grown in at least 107 countries, primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and as ornamental plants. Its fruits, rich in starch, grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. They come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red.

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