A banana is an edible fruit usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe
A banana is an edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called "plantains", distinguishing them from dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant.
Musa species are native to tropical Indomalaya and Australia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. They are grown in 135 countries, primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine, and banana beer and as ornamental plants.

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  1. alexander

    Recipe Mum's Spiced Banana Bread

    Fot the allspice challenge here is my Mum's banana cake which I remember eating as a child. I haven't yet cooked it myself but I intend to. Her measurements are in imperial measures, sorry. 3oz butter or margarine 4oz brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 2 large bananas mashed 8oz self-raising flour 1 tsp...
  2. C

    Recipe Banana And Oat Smoothie

    Ingredients 150ml / 5fl. oz. semi-skimmed milk 1 medium banana 3 tablespoons oats Method Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 30 seconds Drink and enjoy! Serving Suggestions Try with a variety of fruit – strawberries, raspberries, pears or peaches (tinned or fresh) all work...
  3. C

    Recipe Rhubarb Banana Smoothie

    Ingredients 150g rhubarb cut in chunks [5.3 oz] 1 medium banana 2 to 3 cm fresh ginger root peeled [0.8-1.6 inch] 8 pitted dates 250 ml almond milk or similar non dairy milk [9 fl oz / US 1cup] handful of ice cubes mint leaves to serve Instructions Whizz(getting technical here) rhubarb, dates...
  4. Caribbean girl

    Recipe Apricot Banana Muffins

    Source: Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 medium ripe banana, mashed 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground...
  5. C

    Recipe Apple, orange and banana smoothie

    Ingredients 1 apple 1 orange 1 banana 120ml fresh orange juice A handful of ice cubes (optional) Method Peel the orange and remove as much of the white pith as possible with a sharp knife. Chop the orange into small rough chunks, discarding any pips. Peel the banana and chop into slices. Peel...
  6. winterybella

    Recipe Cinnamon swirl Banana Bread

    The one thing I can bake well is a banana bread and this twist with cinnamon seems like a good fit for me. Truth of the matter is I don't know I'd be too great with all the swirling and I definitely won't be finishing with slices of banana on the top. Still I like the recipe and it's something I...
  7. GadgetGuy

    Upside Down Banana Bread.

    Stumbled across this recipe on Facebook. Spelled Banana wrong.
  8. Chef00

    Recipe Banana, Chocolate Spring Rolls

    these are GREAT and easy to make too. Banana Chocolate Spring Rolls Servings 4 Ingredients 1 quart peanut oil, for frying 1 whole banana, quartered 4 whole won ton wrappers 4 teaspoons semisweet chocolate chopped into small pieces or morsels 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 4...
  9. C

    Who knows how to peel a banana?

    Or have you been doing it wrong all this time? I'm certain I've asked this question before, but a search reveals nowt. And I'll remember after posting this. "When you pick up a banana, what do you do? Break off the stem and start peeling, right? If so, you're like the rest of us mere...
  10. aquaticneko

    Recipe Papaya and Banana smoothie

    I have a single papaya tree in my garden and that tree has been growing like mad. Now I have an excess of fruit and actively seeking ways of consuming it. This morning I tossed in half a fruit with some bananas and a feeble looking strawberry. It was delicious! 1/2 a medium papaya 1 ripe banana...
  11. Caribbean girl

    Recipe Banana pudding

    I have never made banana pudding; I am more familiar with banana bread which is a lot simpler, in my opinion. However, I think banana pudding would make a very nice dessert. Ingredients: 4 large eggs 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch salt 2 cups whole milk...
  12. niemela23

    Banana chips!

    Oh, precious and dear 'Trail-mix'. :) And, by that term, as far as us hiking, fishing, hunting, snowboarding and swimming Canadians go... I mean a mixture of (we all have our own!) any of the following: dried fruits or veggies, seeds, small bits of 'sweet' (like chocolate or butterscotch...
  13. C

    Recipe Banana Pumpkin Smoothie

    Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 3/4 cup canned pumpkin, chilled 1/2 cup ice cubes 1/3 cup fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Dash of ground cloves 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen Dash of ground cinnamon (optional)...
  14. Diane Lane

    Recipe Yuletide Banana Bread

    As usual, I have two bananas that are going bad, so I'm going to make this bread later. I was going to make it as is, but when I pulled out my bread pans to look for the appropriate size, it dawned on me that I could make two smaller breads, rather than one large one. I owe a friend a dessert...
  15. C

    Recipe Fried Bananas

    Ingredients 3 large ripe bananas 50 g shredded toasted coconut 75 g sugar 2 table spoon water 2 tea spoon chocolate candy 1/2 tea spoon vanilla 25 g butter Method Heat the butter in a large frying pan and fry the bananas for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until slightly golden in color...
  16. C

    Recipe Banana Blast II

    Ingredients 2 bananas 1 cup milk 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 8 cubes ice Directions In a blender, combine bananas and milk. Pulse until bananas are chopped. Pour in water and brown sugar. Blend until smooth. Toss in the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Pour into 4 glasses and...
  17. welsh dragon

    Recipe Banana Muffins

    Ok. So the new competition Involves the humble banana, and with that in mind, here is my recipe. preheat oven to 180c gas mark 4 125 grams plain flour 1tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2 tsp salt 225 grams of bananas 4 tbsp sugar 60 grams of creme fraiche 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla...
  18. Diane Lane

    Recipe Cranberry Banana Bread

    'Tis the Season. Fall season, that is, and so it's time for cranberry recipes. I baked a loaf of this Cranberry Banana Bread yesterday, and it came out absolutely lovely, so I wanted to share with y'all. It's easy to make, and doesn't require unusual ingredients, other than dried cranberries and...
  19. S

    Recipe Nutella and Banana French Toast

    Nutella and Banana French Toast INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large eggs 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups cornflakes, crushed (optional) 1/2 cup Nutella 8 slices bread 2 medium bananas, sliced thin 2...
  20. Caribbean girl

    Do figs have the same health benefits as bananas?

    As a child growing up, when it came to choosing between figs and bananas I have always chosen figs. However, these days I tend to favour bananas more. I have always been hearing of the health benefits of bananas, but was wondering if figs had similar benefits or not as much. It appears to me...
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