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The History of Bananas

by Joelle Kwamisa

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The history of Bananas
By Joelle Kwamisa
Bananas are fruits
Bananas originated in the Malay Archipelago in Southeast Asia.
Bananas are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C
The Columbian Exchange was more evenhanded when it came to crops. The Americas' farmers' gifts to other continents included staples such as liks ( corn , potatoes etc....)
Brazil was one of Portugal's largest colonies, it was also where a majority of the bananas in the new world were being produced.

The common banana is a long-curved fruit with yellow-colored peel and starchy soft flesh
The banana is a perennial plant that replaces itself. Bananas do not grow from a seed but from a bulb or rhizome, and it takes 9 to 12 months from sowing a banana bulb to harvesting the fruit.The plants need rich, dark and fertile soils with steady moisture in the air and ground and good drainage
bananas are used to make ......
banana pudding
 banana milkshake.
banana bread