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Name: Carol
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Date: 10/29/2004


Question:
What do you call the stringie part of the banana that is under the peel and clings to the ripe banana? They can be peeled away from the fruit.


Replies:
Probably the fibrovascular bundles:

http://www.haroldbakker.com/vj/banana/morphology.php

Also possibly helpful:

http://www.iita.org/info/trn_mat/irg66/irg667.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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