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A banana is both a fruit and an herb. The banana itself is considered a fruit because it contains small seeds. The banana plant or tree is classified as an herb due to the lack stringy tissue in the stem, and it can grow... More »

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Bananas possess marked nutritional value. They supply a large quantity of carbohydrates to the human body and an unripe banana has more starch than sugars. The fiber extracted from the pseudostem and peduncle parts of ba... More »

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Bananas do not grow on trees or bushes; bananas actually grow on a herb. The banana is the world's largest herb, although it is commonly referred to as a banana tree. The genus name of the banana tree is musa, which is p... More »

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A banana is an edible fruit produced by various flowering plants belonging to the genus Musa. The fruit is usually curved and elongated and varies in color, size and firmness. More »

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A banana can contain between 17 to 22 grams of sugar, depending on its size. Although bananas taste sweet, their glycemic index value is low. The glycemic index measures how ingesting a food can impact the blood sugar le... More »

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It takes a banana peel three to four weeks to decompose. Decomposition is the process of raw organic matter breaking down into simpler matter over time. More »

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Bananas tend to stay fresh for two to seven days on the counter and two to nine days in the refrigerator. However, it can be difficult to determine the precise amount of time it takes a banana to rot because there is not... More »

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