Karat banana

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Karat bananas are local cultivars of Fe'i banana found in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.wikipedia
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Fe'i banana

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Karat bananas are local cultivars of Fe'i banana found in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
Karat type cultivars

Musa (genus)

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Investigations are under way to use the Fe'i karat bananas (the name derives from "carrot" due to the intense orange-yellow color of the fruit) in prevention of childhood blindness in Pohnpei.

Cultivar

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Karat bananas are local cultivars of Fe'i banana found in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. They are often treated as a single cultivar, i.e. a distinct cultivated variety, with a name written as Musa 'Karat' in accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants.

Pohnpei

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Karat bananas are local cultivars of Fe'i banana found in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Federated States of Micronesia

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Karat bananas are local cultivars of Fe'i banana found in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Beta-Carotene

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The name originates from their bright orange flesh, unusually rich in β-carotene.

International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants

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They are often treated as a single cultivar, i.e. a distinct cultivated variety, with a name written as Musa 'Karat' in accordance with the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants.

Vitamin A

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However, it is believed that because beta-carotenes are important metabolic precursors of vitamin A, essential for the proper functioning of the retina, giving Karat bananas to young children could help ward off certain kinds of blindness.

Retina

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However, it is believed that because beta-carotenes are important metabolic precursors of vitamin A, essential for the proper functioning of the retina, giving Karat bananas to young children could help ward off certain kinds of blindness.

Visual impairment

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However, it is believed that because beta-carotenes are important metabolic precursors of vitamin A, essential for the proper functioning of the retina, giving Karat bananas to young children could help ward off certain kinds of blindness.

Banana

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Most Fe'i bananas are cooked, but Karat bananas, which are short and squat with bright red skins, very different from the usual yellow dessert bananas, are eaten raw.