Friday, April 30, 2010


The humble banana almost seems like a miracle of nature. Colourful, nutritious, and much cherished by children, monkeys and clowns, it has a favoured position in the planet’s fruitbowls. The banana is vitally important in many regions of the tropics, where different parts of the plant are used for clothing, paper and tableware, and where the fruit itself is an essential dietary staple. People across the globe appreciate the soft, nourishing flesh, the snack-sized portions, and the easy-peel covering that conveniently changes colour to indicate ripeness. Individual fruit—or fingers—sit comfortably in the human hand, readily detached from their close-packed companions. Indeed, the banana appears almost purpose-designed for efficient human consumption and distribution. It is difficult to conceive of a more fortuitous fruit.


cult classic said...

i really wish bananas had better texture i love the smell and flavor but that dry mush? it gives me cotton mouth! BARF!

Jozef said...

I don't understand people who dislike bananas. Also I think it's the only food to ripen from the inside out, someone check me on this.

Ginger said...

I hate the texture and they hurt my tummy. It's unfortunate.