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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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To prune a banana tree, allow the stalk to produce fruit until it is ripe. The ideal moment to harvest bananas is when they turn light green. Cut the fruit with a sharp knife, and remove the stalk from the plant by cutti... 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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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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Bananas come in hundreds of varieties, but only a few of these are available at the average grocery store. The most common type of banana is called a Cavendish banana. More »

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