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Name: Bryce
Status: other
Grade: 9-12
Location: N/A
Country: Canada
Date: Summer 2011


Question:
What is the small hard part at the base of the banana fruit called? Does this part have any nutritional value? Thank you



Replies:
Sounds like you are asking about the non-edible part.

The following may be helpful:

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ecoph7.htm#banana

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bio99/bio99783.htm

http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Banana-plantain-overview.pdf

Anthony Brach



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