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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 originate from the Southeast Asian region as well as from India. Bananas first spread into the world when Arab conquerors of the region in 327 B.C. brought it west into Asia Minor and Africa. The banana began to ... More »

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Popular speculation says that bananas originated in East Asia and Oceania. Some believe that bananas have been cultivated since ancient times, even before rice was being cultivated. 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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Everyone digests bananas slightly differently, though on average it takes two to three hours to digest completely. The high fiber content in bananas makes them ideal as a fruit that is easy to digest and eat during any t... More »

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To ripen a banana, put it in a brown paper bag with an apple or tomato, and then let it sit overnight. Bananas should be stored at room temperature. More »

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Modern bananas come from two different species with the scientific names Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The name "banana" comes from an Arabic word meaning "finger." More »

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