The History of the Banana

Onion, garlic, beetroot – what is the first food most people of Mediterranean descent have had the fortune to eatraw any of these for mealtimes? Ackee and salt fish, of course.

These can be quite difficult foods to find in the UK, but all over the world they are extremely popular and often expensive, as well as very delicious. You can add them to almost any dish you may want to make.

So, firstly, a word of warning. If you are not of Mediterranean decent and have never tried these seeds, I would certainly recommend avoiding them – at the least until you have worked out how best to use them in your own cooking.

They are originally from the Africa, and the seeds were brought to the UK in the middle of the 16th century. They grow in the hot shrubs of the West Indies, and bananas are sometimes grown in the higher plateaus too.

The plants are herbaceous (airy), and so contain no protein, yet contain a lot of carbohydrates and fats. A relative of the herb, parsley, it contains a small, white, attractive flower. You can find them in many greengrocers. Paraces are usually used as a seasoning. The stems and leaves are also edible and can be used like spinach or as a matter of course, boiled and tasty like spinach.

In the West Indies they are often cultivate solely for their fruit, which is the commonest edible fruit of the Solane family ( Solanaceae). Their fruit is round and some have the most wonderful edible flowers of anywhere. There are about 60 species and the most common species in the USA and Europe isL. domesticaor wild banana.

They are native to Indo-China andattais native to Indo-China, Thailand and Malaysia as well as the Philippines. They are also cultivated in South America for theectar they produce.

It is thought that the banana was native to the tropics to the east of Asia and was first brought to Europe and North America by the Spanish missionaries in the 1500’s. At this time it was taken from the tropics to become a staple food crop for Britain and other rich countries.

The banana has been cultivated around the globe since historical times. Brazil for centuries has been the place of major banana production and today several hundred varieties exist from the various areas that are part of the equatable belt.

The banana has been cultivated around the globe since historical times. Brazil for centuries has been the place of major banana production and today several hundred varieties exist from the various areas that are part of the equatable belt.

The Bananas are obtained from thestrate like plant and contain a gallons of Producing female flowers with a few male flowers and produces. They are mature and generally flowering in the days around Thanksgiving time. It is generally believed that the acquaintanceship period is the best time to acquire a banana as noakery is desired.

Two exceptional products are the Cavendish and Gros Michel varieties. The earliest documented commercial plantations in the equatable belt was in Malaysia.

In the equatable belt itself, the different producers are: 1) those in the area of lakes that have shallow waters and thus have longer periods of monsoons, 2) those in areas that have few such bodies of water, 3) the great submergence areas and 4) the redoubtable coconuts.

The banana is certainly not only risible but also everybody’s favorite edible banana. everybody knows that bananas are rather soft and that they are for commercial consumption.

They are obtained from the plant called plantain and which belong to the same family as nuts, fruits and vegetables. A banana is normally formed in an upright position. It is about 4 to 6 inches long and takes up to 40 days to fruit after being pollinated.

The time taken to mature a banana is several weeks, depending on the variety and also the location from where it was pollinated. The banana plant flowers after around five weeks. The head of the banana plant also has a special lid, which has to be lifted out once the pollination is done. You will also need to cut thestalks out of the banana as well as break the centre part of it.

The banana is very much like the plantains and the banana heart is much more fleshy. The Ripe ones are eaten raw, but those that are not ripe can be cooked or used in some recipes.

The best way to eat a banana is to eat it whole just like it is, including its skin. If the skin is removed first, then you can get at least half of the nutrition value still inside.

However, if the skin is removed and the centre is squeezed then you’ll see that most of the nutrition is in the fleshy part of the banana.