A sweet tropical fruit. Its rubbery yellow exterior is peeled to reveal a soft, edible interior.
Southeast Asia and western Pacific regions
Recent research determined that bananas were cultivated in Africa 4,500 years ago, which has shed new light on past human migration and trade patterns.
In India, bananas are used in fertility ceremonies and planted in sacred grounds.
“Bananas: The Essential Story” by ERSI www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html? appid=5df21f1a0a9a4dd7a7c41ba278ea27ac
“Benefits and Health Risks of Bananas” by Megan Ware (2020) www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271157#potassium
“Early Africans Went Bananas” by Michael Balter (2006) www.sciencemag.org/news/2006/01/early-africans-went-bananas
Kew Science- Plants of the World online; www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:797527-1