Do you know bananas are classified botanically as berries? It's true!
To classify a banana, you use its fruit characteristics, time of flowering, and geographic distribution.
Cavendish is known for its bright yellow color and easy-to-peel skin. Commonly used in desserts, such as banana bread or muffins.
Red bananas have a reddish-purple hue on their skin. The flavor is sweet with hints of raspberry, mangoes, or strawberry when fully ripe.
An unripe burro banana has a chalky potato-like texture. When fully ripe, the flavor is mild with hints of lemon and orange.
There are over 1,000 banana types in the world. Some are grown for their ornamental value, and some are grown for food in home gardens and on commercial farms.
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