What is the scientific name for the flesy,
eatable part of a banana?
The external part of any fruit(banana is a fruit), that is the skin, is
called exocarp. The internal fleshy part, that many times is edible
is called mesocarp. These are the scientific names. Now usually the
mesocarp common name is pulp.
Thanks for asking NEWTON!
(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)
The following should be helpful: the fleshy endocarp:
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbari
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Update: June 2012