Bananas reproduce asexually and multiply via small bulbs that grow out of the plant's rhizome underground called the corm. These small bulbs growing out of the rhizomes are also called suckers and they grow to become bananas.Continue Reading
The largest of the herbaceous flowering plants, bananas are perennial plants. On average, these plants grow to about 10 to 16 feet high. Their trunks are actually made of leaf stalks that are wrapped against one another. The leaves that form at the center push out from the top center and become new leaves.
At about nine months, the banana's inflorescence, or its flower, pushes out and soon develops into the fruit a few months later. After cultivation of the banana fruit, the mother plant dies. Farmers usually leave one sucker to replace the plant, while the other suckers are transplanted, producing more banana plants.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
The two most common causes of feeling ill after eating bananas are latex sensitivity and eating too quickly. Doctors often recommend bananas to patients recovering from stomach illnesses because they are soft, mild and easy to eat. When eaten too often or too quickly, however, they irritate sensitive stomachs. Inadequate chewing of under-ripe bananas exacerbates this problem.Full Answer >
Some examples of low-acid fruits include those in the melon family and bananas, according to WebMD. Watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melon are all low in acid. Many fruits that are not part of the citrus family may be appropriate for those needing to stick to a low-acid diet.Full Answer >
Many varieties of bananas have seeds; however, Cavendish bananas, which are the type that most people eat, do not have seeds. Long ago a tetraploid banana was mated with a normal diploid banana, creating a banana that couldn't mate or produce seeds, which is the banana we eat today.Full Answer >
Some nutritional benefits of bananas include high potassium content and high fiber. They are also good sources of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and magnesium, according to Live Science.Full Answer >