Originally Posted by john_ny
He also said that all the bananas we get are Cavendish. I don't know, but is Gran Nain a Cavendish?
Another thing he said was that bananas were the most popular fruit in the world. I had heard, previously, (don't know which one is right) that, in the U. S., bananas were the most eaten fruit but, world-wide, it was mangoes.
It'll be interesting to see what others think.
Gran Nain is a Cavendish.
GRAPES is the number one fruit crop consumed in the whole world! The problem is, the wine bottles never look anything like grapes, so people don't know.
Bananas are the 4th largest fruit crop consumed.
Here's what I have in my notes about bananas:
- The largest non-woody plant in the world
- Not a tree but a large herb with succulent juicy stem or trunk (technically called pseudostem)
- Fruit is a type of berry
- 4th largest fruit crop in the world. 28 millions tons/year, 65% Latin Americas, 27% SE Asia, 7% Africa
- Staple food of 400 million people
- Origin: Indo Malaysian region to Northern Australia
- Spread by aborigines during prehistoric times. All types found in the Pacific islands, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin Americas can be traced back to eastern Indonesia.
- Carried to Europe in 10th century AD, spread further by Portuguese from West Africa and to South America.