Even Bananas Have A Past !
The sweet tasting and on-the-go snack has a long history! Did you know that bananas are the fruit of Musa acuminata? The term Acuminata means long-pointed or tapering, referring to the flowers giving birth to the fruit. Banana is the most popular fresh fruit in all over the world and its name comes from the Arabic word ‘banan’, which means finger.
Farmers in Southeast Asia and Papua New Guinea first domesticated bananas. The cultivation of bananas goes back to 5000 to 8000 BCE. In 63 to 14 B.C., Antonius Musa, a personal physician of Roman emperor Octavius Augustus was credited for his achievement and promotion of this exotic African fruit.
Portuguese colonists brought bananas to Europe from West Africa in the early fifteenth century. Its Guinean name banema, which became banana in English, was first found in print in the seventeenth century.
The original banana has been cultivated and used since ancient times. While the banana was found in Africa, its origins are said to be of East Asia and Oceania.
Tips For A Banana Lifestyle
How do you choose your Banana?
Always choose the most firm, bright in appearance and damage free bananas. Bruise or discoloration indicates decay and waste. The state of ripeness is indicated by skin color. The quality is best when the banana has reached a solid yellow color with brown speckles. At this stage, the flesh is mellow and the flavor is fully developed.
Want to ripen your Bananas quickly?
To make the ripening process faster, add one or two well-ripened bananas to the unripe bananas and store them in a sealed container like a paper bag. In a day or two, you will see your bananas ripe and ready to eat!
How to store your Bananas?
It is ideal to store your bananas in room temperature for them to last few days and also to prevent them from ripening too fast. It is not advisable to refrigerate the bananas as they affect the ripening process due to the cool temperature.
The Banana Paradise
As we all know, Banana is the most popular fresh fruit in all over the world. They are also the first choice by athletics due to its high energy giving capability. But how many of the different types of bananas are you aware of? They come in a cluster of variety shapes, sizes, colours and textures. There are different varieties of bananas like apple bananas, Cavendish bananas, lady finger bananas, pisang raja, Williams bananas and cooking bananas.
Wait before you trash the banana peels! We have an interesting beauty tip. Use the peels to clean your teeth every day for at least two minutes to get shiny white teeth.
Bananas do not grow on trees. They grow from a root structure that produces an above ground stem. The plant is classified as arborescent (tree-like) perennial herb and it is actually the largest herbaceous flowering plant. The banana is, in fact, a berry!
A cluster of bananas is called a hand, and a single banana is called a finger. Each banana hand has about 10 to 20 fingers.
We’ve have been peeling the bananas wrong all this while. ! Yeah, you heard that right. Peeling a banana from the bottom up is the most efficient and correct way to open the fruit. Open ‘em up like a monkey!
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