A banana is an elongated, edible fruit — botanically a berry   — 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. The old scientific name for this hybrid, 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. Worldwide, there is no sharp distinction between "bananas" and "plantains".
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When it comes to food, it's often true that the brighter in color a food is, the healthier it is. Sorry, but orange-colored Cheetos don't count. For example, there are the bright green lettuce leaves that make up your salad; the bright red strawberries that are healthy to munch on throughout the day — yes, even more so, when dipped in chocolate; and, of course, the long list of orange and yellow foods that make up a good portion of our diets. These include bananas, oranges, clementines, yellow and orange peppers, peaches and more.
Skip to main content. In the s, Central American commercial banana growers were facing the death of their most lucrative product, the Gros Michel banana, known as Big Mike. With its easily transported, thick-skinned and sweet-tasting fruit, the Gros Michel banana plant dominated the plantations of Central America.