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Banana is the common name used for herbaceous plants in the genus Musa , which because of their size and structure, are often mistaken for trees. Bananas are cultivated for their fruit which bear the same name, and to a lesser extent for the production of fibre and as ornamental plants. Bananas belong to the family Musaceae and globally are ranked fourth after rice, wheat and maize in human consumption; they are grown in 130 countries, more than any other fruit crop. Bananas are native to tropical southeastern Asia but are widely cultivated in tropical regions. In popular culture and commerce, banana usually refers to the soft, sweet dessert bananas that are usually eaten raw. The bananas from a group of cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit, generally used in cooking rather than eaten raw, are typically known as plantains. Bananas may also be dried and ground into banana flour. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Musa spp (Wikipedia)

Commercial dessert (or common) Banana cultivars most frequently eaten in temperate countries are of the species M. acuminata or the hybrid M. x paradisiaca, a cultigen).

Banana may commonly induce symptoms of food allergy in Latex-sensitised individuals, but may also induce symptoms of food allergy in non-Latex sensitised individuals. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Banana (Musa spp)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 芭蕉属多个未知种
Synonyms: 芭蕉属植物;香蕉;芭蕉多个未知种
fr-CA French (Canada) Musa spp
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Banaan
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Banana (especies de Musa)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Musa spp
Synonyms: Banana (Musa spp)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Musa spp
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Musa spp
Synonyms: Банан (Musa spp)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Musa spp.
fr-BE French (Belgium) Musa spp
Synonyms: Banane, f92