Saba banana

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Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines.wikipedia
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Banana

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Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines.
Thus both Cavendish cultivars, the classic yellow dessert bananas, and Saba cultivars, used mainly for cooking, are called pisang in Malaysia and Indonesia, kluai in Thailand and chuoi in Vietnam.

Cooking banana

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It is primarily a cooking banana, though it can also be eaten raw.
Using Simmonds and Shepherds' 1955 genome-based nomenclature system, cultivars which are cooked often belong to the AAB Group, although some (e.g. the East African Highland bananas) belong to the AAA Group, and others (e.g. Saba bananas) belong to the ABB Group.

Filipino cuisine

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It is one of the most important banana varieties in Philippine cuisine. They can be eaten raw or cooked into various traditional Filipino desserts and dishes such as maruya/sinapot, turrón, halo-halo and ginanggang.
Plantains (also called saba in Filipino), kalamansi, guavas (bayabas), mangoes, papayas, and pineapples lend a distinctly tropical flair in many dishes, but mainstay green leafy vegetables like water spinach (kangkong), Chinese cabbage (petsay), Napa cabbage (petsay wombok), cabbage (repolyo) and other vegetables like eggplants (talong) and yard-long beans (sitaw) are just as commonly used.

List of banana cultivars

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Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines. The saba banana is a triploid (ABB) hybrid of the seeded bananas Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.

Maruya (food)

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They can be eaten raw or cooked into various traditional Filipino desserts and dishes such as maruya/sinapot, turrón, halo-halo and ginanggang.
It is usually made from saba bananas.

Philippines

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Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines.
Some common local ingredients used in cooking are calamansi, coconuts, saba (a kind of short wide plantain), mangoes, ube, milkfish, and fish sauce.

Musa balbisiana

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The saba banana is a triploid (ABB) hybrid of the seeded bananas Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.
Natural parthenocarpic clones occur through polyploidy and produce edible bananas, examples of which are wild saba bananas.

Turon (food)

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They can be eaten raw or cooked into various traditional Filipino desserts and dishes such as maruya/sinapot, turrón, halo-halo and ginanggang.
Turon (Spanish: turrón de banana or turrón de plátano), also known as lumpiang saging (Filipino for "banana lumpia"), is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas (preferably saba or Cardaba bananas), dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried.

Ginanggang

They can be eaten raw or cooked into various traditional Filipino desserts and dishes such as maruya/sinapot, turrón, halo-halo and ginanggang.
Ginanggang is made from a type of banana in the Philippines called saba (a cooking banana also known as the Cardaba banana).

Halo-halo

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They can be eaten raw or cooked into various traditional Filipino desserts and dishes such as maruya/sinapot, turrón, halo-halo and ginanggang.
Ingredients can vary widely, but they usually include sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno), saba plantains cooked in syrup (minatamis na saging), jackfruit (langkâ), agar jellies (gulaman), tapioca pearls, nata de coco, sweet potato (kamote), sweetened beans, cheese, and pounded toasted young rice (pinipig), among others.

Polyploidy

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Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines.

Hybrid (biology)

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Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines.

Cultivar

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Saba banana is a triploid hybrid (ABB) banana cultivar originating from the Philippines.

Plant stem

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Saba bananas have very large, robust pseudostems that can reach heights of 20 to 30 ft. The trunk can reach diameters of 3 ft. The trunk and leaves are dark blue-green in color.

Musa acuminata

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The saba banana is a triploid (ABB) hybrid of the seeded bananas Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.

English language

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'Saba' is known in English as saba, cardaba, sweet plantain, compact banana, and papaya banana.

Common name

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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.

Filipino language

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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.

Javanese language

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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.

Malaysian language

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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.

Ilocano language

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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.

Indonesian language

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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.

Thai language

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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.

Hawaiian language

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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.