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All About Banana


Bananas are as old a fruit as one can find. It is believed Southeast Asian farmers as far back as 5000 BCE - 8000...

Types of Banana

There are thousands upon thousands of banana varieties from which to choose. Most are edible but some are not. Here are the...

Nutritional Info

Bananas are low in fat, high in nutrition and bursting with great creamy flavor. They are high in dietary fiber and offer a good...

Banana Recipes

Oatmeal Fig Muffins

Oatmeal Fig Muffins Adapted from The Mr. Food Cookbook by Art Ginsburg Figs, oats, cinnamon, apple, bananas, and honey make these muffins...

Bananas Ah Rhum

Adapted from The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer A flambé recipe baked on traditional sautéed bananas.

Ada food

Ada is a specialty of the Indian state of Kerela and is usually eaten for breakfast prepared with rice flour and grated coconut. It is served wrapped in fresh banana leaves and makes...

Banana Pudding

Adapted from The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook by Jane & Michael Stern An old fashioned, favorite, banana pudding is a cinch to make....

Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Try this home style banana ice cream recipe and leave your guests asking for more...


Modern cultivation

While the original bananas contained large seeds, triploid cultivars with tiny seeds are preferred for human raw fruit consumption.

Storage and transport

Bananas must be transported over long distances from the tropics to world markets. To obtain maximum shelf life, harvest comes before the fruit is mature.

Food and cooking

Bananas are the staple starch of many tropical populations. Depending upon cultivar and ripeness, the flesh can vary in taste from starchy to sweet...


Bananas and plantains constitute a major staple food crop for millions of people in developing countries. In most tropical countries, green (unripe) bananas...

Culinary usage

Banana beer

Banana beer is an alcoholic beverage made from fermentation of mashed bananas. The alcohol content is about 4.8% alcohol by volume.

Banana bread

Banana bread is a type of quick bread that contains mashed ripe bananas. Banana bread is often a moist...

Banana chips

Banana chips are deep-fried and/or dried slices of banana. They can be covered with sugar or honey and have a sweet taste...

Banana split

A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its classic form it is served in a long dish called a boat. A banana is cut in half lengthwise...

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with the sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum...

Banana pudding

Banana pudding is a dessert generally consisting of repeated layers of sweet vanilla custard, cookies (usually Vanilla Wafers or ladyfingers)...

Frozen banana

Frozen bananas are desserts made by placing a banana upon a stick, freezing it, and usually dipping it in melted chocolate.

Pisang goreng

Pisang goreng (fried banana in Malay/Indonesian) is a snack food mostly found throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Banana wine

Banana wine is a fruit wine made from bananas. It is a traditional drink of east Africa, where it plays a role in social events and cultural rituals...

Banana production

Banana plantation

A banana plantation is a commercial agricultural facility found in tropical climates where bananas are grown.

Banana production in Belize

Banana production in Belize , formerly known as British Honduras began in the late nineteenth century when it was a colony, when the American and British...

Banana production in Brazil

Banana production in Brazil accounts for approximately 10% of the entire world banana production, making Brazil a major banana-producing country in the world.

Banana production in the Caribbean

Banana production in the Caribbean is widespread. Bananas are cultivated by both small farmers and large land holders.

Banana production in Panama

Banana production in Panama has traditionally played an important role in the Panamanian economy since around the turn of the twentieth century.

Banana production in Honduras

Banana production in Honduras plays an important role in the Economy of Honduras. In 1992, the revenue generated from banana sales that...



Musa acuminata, the Bananito, also known as apple bananas, manzana bananas, ladyfinger bananas or stubby bananas is a species of the genus...

Blue Java

The Blue Java or Ice Cream banana is a hardy, cold tolerant banana which reaches up to 15 feet in height. In spite of its height...


The Cavendish is the name for the banana cultivar used most commonly in the world banana trade. One of many banana cultivars originating in...

Dwarf Cavendish

The Dwarf Cavendish Banana is a cultivar descended from the banana of commercial produce, the Cavendish.


The Goldfinger banana (FHIA-01) is a banana variety developed in Honduras. The variety, developed at the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research...

Grand Naine

The Grand Naine Bananas (also spelled Grande Naine) literally translates from French meaning "Large Dwarf." Taxonomically speaking, the Grand Naine...

Gros Michel

Gros Michel, often known as Big Mike, is an export cultivar of banana, and was until the 1950s the main variety exported to the United States.


Musa × paradisiaca , the plantain (pronounced /ˈplantɨn/ ; also UK:  /ˈplɑːntɨn/ or US:  /planˈteɪn/ ) is a crop in the genus Musa and is generally used for cooking...

Red banana

Red bananas are a variety of banana with reddish-purple skin. They are smaller and plumper than the common Cavendish...


Banana tree

This miniature banana silk tree is anything but ordinary. Transform your home or office into a tropical setting with this unique and exciting plant.

Banana liqueur

Bols Creme de Bananes is a clear yellow liqueur with the flavour of sun-ripened bananas, enhanced with a touch of soft vanilla and a hint of almond.