Modern bananas come from two different species with the scientific names Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The name "banana" comes from an Arabic word meaning "finger."
Most species of banana originated in southeast Asia. Bananas are grown in more than 100 countries, and India is the leading producer. Bananas are highly nutritious and an excellent source of vitamins, fiber, manganese and potassium. The banana's high amount of potassium makes the fruit more radioactive than others, but the naturally occurring radiation has little effect on the body. The average weight of a banana is 125 grams, with roughly 75 percent being water.Learn More
There are two main types of oranges: sweet and bitter. The scientific name of the sweet orange is Citrus sinensis, and the scientific name of the bitter orange is Citrus aurantium.Full Answer >
Brassera oleracea is the taxonomical name for head cabbage, and it is further classified as the cultivar group Capitata. Cabbage is a dense, leafy vegetable that grows biennially in cool climates.Full Answer >
Strawberries are also known as the genus Fragaria, a group of flowering plants that includes both domesticated strawberries and many wild types. Under the binomial (two-name) scientific naming scheme, "Fragaria" is the first part of the name of all species of strawberry.Full Answer >
Apples and apple trees have several commonly used names, such as Malus pumila and Malus domestica. The apple is not a native fruit to the United States, except for the crabapple. Apples originated in Asia and were brought over by European settlers.Full Answer >