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A banana is an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific name Musa sapientum is no longer used. Musa species are native to tropical Indomalaya and Australia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea.
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|Food Item||Banana, raw|
|SubCat||Fruit and berries|
|Sub2Cat||Fruit and berries, raw/fresh|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.6|
|Edible part (%)||66|
|Vitamin A (RAE)||19|
|Vitamin B12 (µg)||0|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.37|
|Vitamin C (mg)||9|
|Vitamin D (µg)||0|
|Vitamin E (alfa-TE)||0.2|