A banana is an edible fruit produced by various flowering plants belonging to the genus Musa. The fruit is usually curved and elongated and varies in color, size and firmness.
The most cultivated types of bananas in the world are Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata. Musa species are native to tropical Australia and Indonesia, but they grow in more than 100 countries around the world. The banana plant is the largest type of herbaceous flowering plant and it grows in a variety of different soils as long as they have good drainage. The banana fruit develops in large hanging clusters.Learn More
The average banana weighs 120 grams and is around 8 inches in length. There are approximately 100 calories and 14 grams of sugar in a banana.Full Answer >
A single large banana (136 grams) contains 1.5 grams of protein. This amounts to approximately 3 percent of the average daily value. It's important to remember that daily values may be higher or lower depending on individual nutritional needs.Full Answer >
The number of calories in a banana depends on its size. From extra small to extra large, a banana's calorie count ranges from 72 to 135.Full Answer >
It takes a banana peel three to four weeks to decompose. Decomposition is the process of raw organic matter breaking down into simpler matter over time.Full Answer >