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Bananas and plantains are today grown in every humid tropical region and constitute the 4th largest fruit crop of the world, following the grape, citrus fruits and the apple.
In Australia, bananas are planted on sunny hill sides at elevations of 200 to 1,000 ft (60 to 300 m) to avoid the cold air that settles at lower levels.
Banana or plantain flour, or powder, is made domestically by sun-drying slices of unripe fruits and pulverizing.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/morton/banana.html   (14108 words)

  Banana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banana is the common name used for herbaceous plants in the genus Musa, which because of their size and structure, are often mistaken for trees.
Unripe or "green" bananas and plantains are used in cooking and are the staple starch of many tropical populations.
Bananas are refrigerated to between 13.5 and 15 °C (57 and 59 °F) during transportation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banana   (3994 words)

Bananas are also a very important staple commodity for many developing countries, together with wheat, rice or corn, hence the relevance of bananas for food security.
Bananas are imported mainly by the European Union, the United States of America and Japan, which together accounted for about 67% of world total imports in 2004, while the first ten banana importing countries represented more than 80% of total imports (considering the EU as a whole).
Concerning the direction of trade in bananas, it is important to note that, due to the importance of the different banana import regimes in the consuming countries, the banana world trade has a clear regional character.
www.unctad.org /infocomm/anglais/banana/market.htm   (1447 words)

 Banana - MSN Encarta
Banana, common name for any of a genus of tropical, treelike herbs and also for their fruit.
The banana is a large, herbaceous plant with a perennial root, or rhizome, from which the plant is perpetuated by sprouts or suckers.
The fruit of the plantain, or cooking banana, is larger, coarser, and less sweet than the kinds that are generally eaten raw.
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 Banana Culture
Banana is one of the most common and widely grown fruit crops in the Philippines.
Banana is native to Southeast Asia where the climate is warm and humid.
Bananas for marketing are packed in crates as tightly as possible to lessen unnecessary vibrations during transport.
www.da.gov.ph /tips/banana.html   (1623 words)

 Complete Guide to Bananas / History of Bananas / Banana Recipes / How to Grow Bananas
Today bananas must be propagated from large rootstocks or rhizomes that are carefully transplanted in a suitable climate, namely the hot tropics, where the average temperature is a humid 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius), and a minimum of 3 1/2 inches (75 mm) of rainfall a month.
Bananas begin the ripening process as soon as they are harvested, when laboratory tests have shown that they contain 20% starch and 1% sugar.
The next step is to cut the bananas into individual hands and wash them in a water bath to stop "bleeding" their natural latex or rubber substance that tends to stain the bananas as well as clothing.
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 Banana bread - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banana bread is a quick bread which typically uses baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast.
Banana bread is usually baked in a rectangular loaf pan.
Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s (and appears in Pillsbury's 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banana_bread   (208 words)

 Banana - Simple English Wikipedia
A banana is a fruit that grows in clusters on tropical trees.
The bananas found in American supermarkets are usually just yellow when ripe.
This one is on banana island in Luxor.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banana   (174 words)

 banana - Wiktionary
The plant, of the genus Musa, has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.
Banana Boys is a novel by Terry Woo about a group of Chinese males recounting the past and bringing to light issues they faced while growing up in Canadian society.
Related slang terms: coconut - a person who is "brown" (Hispanic) on the outside and "white" (Caucasian) on the inside, oreo - a person who is fl (African American) on the outside and "white" (Caucasian) on the inside.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/banana   (292 words)

 Banana General Information
The banana foliage and pseudostems are used as cattle feed during dry periods in some banana producing areas.
Bananas are propagated from offshoots (suckers or keikis) or corms (bullheads).
The optimum conditions for ripening bananas are at temperatures of 68 - 70 degrees F and 90% relative humidity.
www.extento.hawaii.edu /kbase/crop/crops/i_banana.htm   (1472 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Food (Banana Peal)
The bananas has been genetically altered so much that new plants can not be grown as there are no seeds and the existing plants are slowly being destroyed by a parasite.
Bananas stand in greater peril to disease and insect damage than the majority of other fruits because they are sterile, seedless mutants.
One last bit of banana trivia: a bunch of bananas is properly styled a hand, and a single fruit a finger.
www.snopes.com /food/warnings/bananas.asp   (845 words)

 Banana (Musa acuminata)
Bananas grow rapidly in full Arizona sun but if planted in early summer, give the juvenile plant some protection from the hottest part of the day until the root system is sufficient to replace moisture lost from transpiration through leaves.
Bananas can be foliar fed with a balanced, soluble fertilizer such as 10-10-10 weekly or 20-20-20 every two weeks.
Bananas are believed to flower only after a certain number of leaves have been produced; Estimates run from 15 to 20’.
www.desert-tropicals.com /Plants/Musaceae/Musa_acuminata.html   (1289 words)

 Banana, Food Resource [http://food.oregonstate.edu/], Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Bananas were tested for peel color, pulp to peel ratio and force deformation as well as total sugars and reducing sugars at different stages of ripening.
Characterization of banana starch was complexed with iodine and copper to assist in identification of the fruit structure.
The purpose of this study was to determine the proanthocyanidin content of bananas at the green, the ripe and the overripe stages.
food.oregonstate.edu /a/banana.html   (1892 words)

 Banana Trees
Banana plant is a gigantic herb that grows from an under- ground stem (rhizome),and forms a false trunk with leaves.
The edible banana is parthenocarpic and is propagated from a rhizome.
The flowers are born on long and pendulous inflorescence which are usually unisexual, that is, the female flowers are born near to the base of the peduncle (producing the typical banana berry fruits) whilst the male flowers are born on the tip of the same peduncle.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /askasci/bio99/bio99783.htm   (600 words)

 Metroactive Dining | Banana
Bananas are high in fiber, vitamin C and potassium.
The word banana comes from the Arabic banan, meaning finger; thus it's no coincidence that a cluster of bananas is often referred to as a hand.
A banana plant can grow as tall as 30 feet and yields only a single cluster of fruit; when harvested, the entire plant is cut down and a new plant grows from the roots.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/04.29.99/dining-9917.html   (768 words)

 BANANA Fruit Facts
Adaptation Bananas and plantains are today grown in every humid tropical region and constitutes the 4th largest fruit crop of the world.
Banana plants are extremely decorative, ranking next to palm trees for the tropical feeling they lend to the landscape.
The banana is not tolerant of salty soils.
www.crfg.org /pubs/ff/banana.html   (1850 words)

 Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz for Wii Review - Wii Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Review
Banana Blitz stands as one of the first, best proofs of what the Wii is capable of.
However, Banana Blitz is still about as good as Super Monkey Ball has ever been, and it serves as a great example of how the Wii's uniqueness can be put to good use.
An unexpected side effect of the control scheme in Banana Blitz for right-handers is that movement control in past Super Monkey Ball games (and, generally speaking, most modern 3D action games) has been assigned to your left hand, so the instinctive response of putting the remote in your right hand can feel strange at first.
www.gamespot.com /wii/action/supermonkeyballbananablitz/review.html   (1662 words)

This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness.
In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
www.finetuneyou.com /Bananas.html   (872 words)

 How to Grow Banana Plants
Banana plants (Musa sp.) are fun to grow, but don't do 30 like I did, unless you have a machette...
Banana plants need a rich, humus soil, and heavy feeding when they are actively growing.
Banana plants like it hot and humid so it is helpful to mist the leaves often, and sponge them off when they get dusty.
www.thegardenhelper.com /banana.htm   (214 words)

Bananas are terrific tropicals and major cool indoor plants almost anywhere.
Banana is really not a "tree" but a herbaceous perennial.
You have been told that bananas are great for your health because of their potassium content, which is true, so feed them potassium.
mgonline.com /banana.html   (1220 words)

 Can This Fruit Be Saved? - Popular Science
“A Banana,” says Juan Fernando Aguilar, “is not just a banana.” The bearded botanist and I are traipsing through one of the world’s most unusual banana plantations, moving down row after row of towering plants and ducking into the shade of broad leaves in an attempt to avoid the Central American midday heat.
After 15,000 years of human cultivation, the banana is too perfect, lacking the genetic diversity that is key to species health.
On one side are traditional banana growers, like Aguilar, who raise experimental breeds in the fields, trying to create a replacement plant that looks and tastes so similar to the Cavendish that consumers won’t notice the difference.
www.popsci.com /popsci/science/5a4d4c3ee4d05010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html   (1042 words)

Banana Joe Montione and his wife Krissy juggle microphones, two cameras, telephones, soundboard and computers.
Banana Joe can laugh at the irony, too.
Banana Joe saw a couple of area acts named Hall and Oates and Bruce
www.bananajoeradio.com /radioarchives.htm   (1381 words)

 Abyss : Bananamania : Banana Yoshimoto : Index
Banana's first (and best) novella with a bonus short story called Moonlight Shadow.
We have included information from a variety of sources which should hopefully tell us a bit about Banana Yoshimoto and her life.
We collected some photos and drawings of Banana Yoshimoto and although they are quite old now, perhaps you will still enjoy them.
abyss.hubbe.net /banana   (347 words)

A maelstrom of experimental heart surgery, Melt Banana walk on water, They effortlessly juggle all of those sharks that think they're swimming in new, unexplored territories.
Tokyo's Melt Banana are renowned for their unique squeaky, jack hammering, zero-attention-span rock music.
Null made arrangements for the Melt Banana to record their first album in Chicago with Steve Albini.
www.skingraftrecords.com /bandhtmlpages/meltban.html   (954 words)

Information on international fruits market and more particularly on bananas, citrus fruits as well as other tropical fruit and vegetable products are updated on a regular basis within the framework of a partnership established with the "Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement" (Cirad).
The EU Banana Regime and the WTO Dispute Settlement
Denis Loeillet issues on a regular basis "FruiTrop", a report on fruits market including bananas, citrus fruits as well as other tropical fruit and vegetable products, which is available on the Infocomm portal.
r0.unctad.org /infocomm/anglais/banana/sitemap.htm   (805 words)

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