Banana flour

Chilean researchers have developed a process that uses over-ripe banana peels to add dietary fiber to the ripe banana fruit, which does not have the resistant starch properties of green bananas. While lacking resistant starch, there are clear advantages over banana powder. Banana powder is made from dried and ground fully ripened banana puree and thus does not have the fiber of banana peel flour content nor the resistant starch of green banana flour. Historical use Traditionally, banana flour was produced as an alternative to high-priced wheat flour in various parts of Africa and Jamaica.


Generally breakfast is made from wheat flour in various different foods such as puff-puff (doughnuts), accra banana made from bananas and flour, bean cakes and many more. Snacks are popular, especially in larger towns where they may be bought from street vendors. Water, palm wine, and millet beer are the traditional mealtime drinks, although beer, soda, and wine have gained popularity. 33 Export beer is the official drink of the national soccer team and one of the most popular brands, joining Castel, Amstel Brewery, and Guinness. Traditional arts and crafts are practiced throughout the country for commercial, decorative, and religious purposes.

Pisang goreng

Goreng pisang
It is called "maruya" if coated in batter prior to frying, pritong saging for those that are simply fried in oil, or "banana cue or "toron" for those that are fried in oil and sugar before sticking into wooden skewers. These are often served as mid-afternoon snacks. In Suriname this snack is also known as bakabana (meaning baked banana in Surinamese). Chuối chiên, Vietnamese version of fried bananas. Fried plantain, African version of fried bananas. List of banana dishes. Pazham pori.


This region is a leading producer of bananas, Cocoa beans (to make chocolate), shrimp, tilapia, mango, and passion fruit, among other products. In the Amazon region, a dietary staple is the yuca, elsewhere called cassava. Many fruits are available in this region, including bananas, tree grapes, and peach palms. Early literature in colonial Ecuador, as in the rest of Spanish America, was influenced by the Spanish Golden Age. One of the earliest examples is Jacinto Collahuazo, an Amerindian chief of a northern village in today's Ibarra, born in the late 1600s.

Saba banana

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The saba banana is a triploid (ABB) hybrid of the seeded bananas Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata. Its official designation is Musa acuminata × balbisiana (ABB Group) 'Saba'. Synonyms include: 'Saba' is known in English as saba, cardaba, sweet plantain, compact banana, and papaya banana. Saba is also known by other common names such as saba, sab-a, or kardaba in Filipino; biu gedang saba in Javanese; pisang nipah or pisang abu in Malaysian; dippig in Ilocano; pisang kepok in Indonesian; kluai hin in Thai; and opo-’ulu or dippig (from Ilocano migrants) in Hawaiian. Saba bananas are part of the saba subgroup (ABB), which also includes the very similar 'cardaba' cultivar.

Isoamyl acetate

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Isoamyl acetate has a strong odor which is also described as similar to both banana and pear. Pure isoamyl acetate, or mixtures of isoamyl acetate, amyl acetate, and other flavors may be referred to as Banana oil. Isoamyl acetate is prepared by the acid catalyzed reaction (Fischer esterification) between isoamyl alcohol and glacial acetic acid as shown in the reaction equation below. Typically, sulfuric acid is used as the catalyst. Alternatively, p-toluenesulfonic acid or an acidic ion exchange resin can be used as the catalyst. Isoamyl acetate is used to confer banana flavor in foods.

Center of origin

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A center of origin (or center of diversity) is a geographical area where a group of organisms, either domesticated or wild, first developed its distinctive properties. They are also considered centers of diversity. Centers of origin were first identified in 1924 by Nikolai Vavilov.


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Unlike pisang goreng, Burmese banana fritters are made only with overripe bananas with no sugar or honey added. The savory fritters are eaten mainly at breakfast or as a snack at tea. Gourd, chickpea and onion fritters are cut into small parts and eaten with Mohinga, Myanmar's national dish. These fritters are also eaten with Kao hnyin baung rice and with Burmese green sauce—called chin-saw-kar or a-chin-yay. Depending on the fritter hawker, the sauce is made from chili sauce diluted with vinegar, water, cilantro, finely diced tomatoes, garlic and onions. Whitebait fritters are popular in New Zealand.

Musa aurantiaca

M. aurantiaca
Musa aurantiaca is a species of wild banana (genus Musa), native to Vietnam.

Musa × alinsanaya

M.'' × ''alinsanaya
Musa × alinsanaya is a Malesian tropical plant in the banana family (Musaceae), native to the Philippines. Only formally named in 2004, it is considered to be a hybrid between Musa banksii and Musa textilis. The flower bud is shiny green with purple inside. It produces small fruit with a high proportion of seeds. Traditionally the plant fibers of the petiole and pseudostem are used in the making of various ropes and strings.

Banana peel

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The inner fibres, or "strings", between the fruit and the peel will remain attached to the peel and the stem of the banana can be used as a handle when eating the banana. * Bananadine, a fictional psychoactive substance of banana peels The Funniest Fruit: A Brief History of Banana Humor. How Could a Banana Peel Cause You to Slip Up?. Why hippies thought smoking banana peels could get you high. How To Use Banana Peels In The Garden.


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In Uganda, pancakes are locally made with bananas (one of the staple foods of the country) and usually served as a breakfast or as a snack option. Banana pancakes are a menu item in Western-oriented backpackers' cafes in Asian countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, and China. This has elicited the term Banana Pancake Trail. Chinese pancakes may be either savoury or sweet, and are generally made with dough rather than batter. The dough mostly consists of water, flour, and vegetable oil. The dish can be served as a side, usually alongside duck, or as a snack, topped with scallions along with hot and sour sauce. India has many styles of pancake.

Indonesian cuisine

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In addition, Makassar is also home of traditional sweet snacks such as pisang epe (pressed banana), as well as pisang ijo (green banana). Pisang Epe is a flat-grilled banana which is pressed, grilled, and covered with palm sugar sauce and sometimes eaten with durian. Many street vendors sell pisang epe, especially around the area of Losari beach. Pisang ijo is a banana covered with green colored flours, coconut milk, and syrup. Pisang ijo is sometimes served iced, and often sold and consumed as iftar to break the fast during Ramadhan. With a drier climate in Nusa Tenggara archipelago, there is less rice and more sago, corn, cassava, and taro compared to central and western Indonesia.

Western Caribbean Zone

In the 1870s, Jamaica and the Bay Islands of Honduras began to export fruit, especially bananas, to the U. S. market, and entrepreneurs like the Vaccaro Brothers of New Orleans and Lorenzo Dow Baker of Boston hoped to capitalize on controlling shipping of bananas to US markets to make big profits. At the same time, Minor C. Keith, who had taken over his uncle Henry Meiggs' railroad project (founded in 1871) to build a railroad from the coast of Costa Rica to San Jose, its capital, decided to plant bananas along his rail lines, and in fact the banana export business saved his investment.


Jamaica's agricultural exports are sugar, bananas, coffee, rum, and yams. Jamaica has a wide variety of industrial and commercial activities. The aviation industry is able to perform most routine aircraft maintenance, except for heavy structural repairs. There is a considerable amount of technical support for transport and agricultural aviation. Jamaica has a considerable amount of industrial engineering, light manufacturing, including metal fabrication, metal roofing, and furniture manufacturing.

Crop wild relative

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BananaMusa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) – Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterphyllus). Cacao (Theobroma cacao) – Theobroma angustifolium. Cherry (Prunus avium) – Prunus mahaleb. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) – Cucumis hystrix. Eggplant (Solanum melongena) – Thorn apple (Solanum incanum). Grape (Vitis vinifera) – European wild grape (Vitis sylvestris). Hybrids exist also including other Vitis species. Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) – Citrus medica. Lemon (Citrus limon) – Citrus indica. Mango (Mangifera indica) – Mangifera altissima. Orange (Citrus sinensis) – Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia). Papaya (Carica papaya) – Jarilla chocola.

Nang Tani

According to folk tradition this ghost appears as a young woman that haunts wild banana trees (Musa balbisiana), known as in Thai language as Kluai Tani . Nang Tani belongs to a type of female ghosts or fairies related to trees known generically as Nang Mai (นางไม้; "Lady of the Wood") in the Thai lore. There is a similar spirit in the Cambodian folklore, as well as in the Lao popular tradition. Nang Tani may also be called Phi Tani (ผีตานี; "Ghost of Tani") or Phrai Tani (พรายตานี; "Nymph of Tani"). This ghost inhabits the clumps of wild banana trees and is popularly represented as a beautiful young woman wearing a green traditional Thai costume.


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Kijōka-bashōfu is the Japanese craft of making cloth from the bashō or Japanese fibre banana as practiced in Kijōka in Ogimi, Okinawa. Like linen, hemp, ramie and other long vegetable fibres it does not stick to the skin in hot weather; as such it is suitable for the climate of Okinawa. Kijōka-bashōfu is recognized as one of the Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan. Bashōfu formed part of the tribute to Ming dynasty China, while 3,000 rolls were listed as due after the Satsuma invasion of Okinawa in 1609. As well as the payment of bolts of plain, striped and kasuri bashōfu as tribute to the Ryūkyū kings, the cloth was used in daily wear by commoners.

Dietary fiber

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lignans. vegetables such as green beans, cauliflower, zucchini (courgette), celery, and nopal. some fruits including avocado, and unripe bananas. the skins of some fruits, including kiwifruit, grapes and tomatoes.

Latex allergy

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Fruits (and seeds) involved in this syndrome include banana, pineapple, avocado, chestnut, kiwi fruit, mango, passionfruit, fig, strawberry, papaya, apple, melon, celery, potato, tomato, carrot, and soy. Some, but not all of these fruits contain a form of latex. Hevein-like protein domains are a possible cause for allergen cross-reactivity between latex and banana or fruits in general. Natural rubber latex contains several conformational epitopes located on several enzymes such as Hev b 1, Hev b 2, Hev b 4, Hev b 5 and Hev b 6.02.

Musa insularimontana

M. insularimontana
Musa insularimontana is a species of plant in the banana family native to Taiwan (coastal Lan Yü), where it is known by the name lan yu ba jiao. It is placed in section Callimusa (now including the former section Australimusa), having a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 20.

Musa hirta

M. hirta
Musa hirta is a tropical Asian species of plant in the banana family native to Sarawak on the island of Borneo, in Malaysia. It is one of fourteen species of Musa endemic to the island of Borneo. It is placed in section Callimusa (now including the former section Australimusa), having a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 20.

Maruya (food)

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Although this version does not "fan" the bananas. They are instead simply sliced lengthwise before frying in batter. It is also known as kumbo in the Western Visayas region. A similar dessert to maruya is bunwelos na saging, which is more accurately a type of buñuelo (Spanish-derived flour doughnuts). It has more flour mixture than maruya. It also uses mashed ripe saba bananas rather than dessert bananas. It is made by mixing the bananas in flour, egg, and sugar, and then deep frying the mixture as little balls. Banana cue. Camote cue. Ginanggang. List of banana dishes. Turrón.


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Foods with high potassium concentrations include yam, parsley, dried apricots, milk, chocolate, all nuts (especially almonds and pistachios), potatoes, bamboo shoots, bananas, avocados, coconut water, soybeans, and bran. The USDA lists tomato paste, orange juice, beet greens, white beans, potatoes, plantains, bananas, apricots, and many other dietary sources of potassium, ranked in descending order according to potassium content. A day's worth of potassium is in 5 plantains or 11 bananas. Diets low in potassium can lead to hypertension and hypokalemia.

Musa paracoccinea

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Musa paracoccinia is a tropical and subtropical Asian species of plant in the banana family native to both China (southeastern Yunnan province) and Indochina (northern Vietnam). It is placed in section Callimusa (now including the former section Australimusa), members of which have a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 20.