Common Name : Banana
Botanical Name : Muas paradisiaca
Banana are grown mainly in tropical countries.
It is a tree like large herb with a trunk fromed by overlapping
leaf bases. It can reach up to 9 m in height. There are many
verities, banana fruit size from a small as 3inch to 15 inches
in length. Fruits are produced all year round.
Banana are harvest in bunches and cut in to
smaller bunches called "comb" see image. A sting is
loop in between the fruit for hanging.
Infact the whole banana tree can be used from
the trunk to the flower and banana fruit. After the fruits are
harvest, the trunk are chop down and inner trunk which is white
in color can be used for cooking.
The leaves are used for wraping food, lining
in wooden cakes moulds and Indain used a cut up banana leave
piece as a dinner plate for eating.The stem of the leaves are
used to make ropes.
Depands on types, riped banana fruits are used
for fry fritter, dessert, banana cake and eaten raw, remember
to peel the skin first ofcourse. The local asian bananas are
sweeter and some with tinner skin. The image show are called
"mai chew" mai means rice and chew means banana in
Cantonese. It is called "mai chew" because of it small
These are small type, it sweet in taste, yellow
when ripe, can be used in dessert or others cooking.
Hang the comb of babanas with a string,
store open, comsume when ripe.(some banana come green or unripe)
Unripe banana have a sappy taste.