Bananas reproduce asexually and multiply via small bulbs that grow out of the plant's rhizome underground called the corm. These small bulbs growing out of the rhizomes are also called suckers and they grow to become bananas.Know More
The largest of the herbaceous flowering plants, bananas are perennial plants. On average, these plants grow to about 10 to 16 feet high. Their trunks are actually made of leaf stalks that are wrapped against one another. The leaves that form at the center push out from the top center and become new leaves.
At about nine months, the banana's inflorescence, or its flower, pushes out and soon develops into the fruit a few months later. After cultivation of the banana fruit, the mother plant dies. Farmers usually leave one sucker to replace the plant, while the other suckers are transplanted, producing more banana plants.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Bananas contain about 23 to 30 grams of carbohydrates, including some fiber. A small banana has approximately 23.1 grams, a medium-sized banana contains approximately 27 grams and a large banana contains approximately 31.1 grams. Bananas also contain vitamins A and B6, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid and potassium.Full Answer >
Bananas originate from the Southeast Asian region as well as from India. Bananas first spread into the world when Arab conquerors of the region in 327 B.C. brought it west into Asia Minor and Africa. The banana began to be produced in high volume starting in 1834.Full Answer >
Many varieties of bananas have seeds; however, Cavendish bananas, which are the type that most people eat, do not have seeds. Long ago a tetraploid banana was mated with a normal diploid banana, creating a banana that couldn't mate or produce seeds, which is the banana we eat today.Full Answer >
Bananas turn yellow when they ripen due to the decreased amount of chlorophyll, in a process similar to leaves turning from green to red. However, not all bananas turn bright yellow, and some varieties have red, purple or green skins even when ripe.Full Answer >