What is Banana Fruit
The Banana scientific name is Musa Paradisiaca from species Musaceae.
It is native to tropical Southeast Asia. Depending to varieties and
ripeness, banana flesh taste vary from starchy to sweet. The young
banana skin is greenish with starchy taste and the mature in yellowish
color. The flesh color varied from white to yellow in color . While
unripe, is firm, gummy with latex and turn to soft, dry when ripe.
Yellow bananas taste sweeter due to higher sugar concentrations.
Bananas can be eaten raw or cooked. This fruit available all the period
Banana Fruit Varieties
Malaysia Banana varieties in Malaysia as below:
1. Berangan : Cluster weight between 12 to 20kg with 8 to 12
comb bananas. Each comb may contained 12 to 20 bananas with 12 to 18cm
long banana fruit and skin thickness 2.5 to 3.5mm. Oren yellowish flesh
fragrant with sweet taste and dry. Normally eaten raw.
2. Mas : Cluster weight between 8 to 12kg with 5 to 9 comb
bananas. Each comb consist of 14 to 18 bananas with 8 to 12 cm long
banana fruit. Golden yellowish flesh is sweeter. Normally eaten raw.
3. Cavendish: Cluster weight usually above 20kg with 15 to 25
comb bananas. The bananas long 15 to 22cm banana fruit. White flesh
,soften and sweet fruit.
4. Rastali: Cluster weight between 10 to 15kg with 5 to 9 comb
bananas. Each comb consist of 12 to 16 bananas with 10 to 15cm long
banana fruit. White flesh ,soft with sweet sour flavor. Normally eaten
5. Tanduk: Cluster weight between 7 to 10kg with 2 comb bananas.
Each comb consist of 7 to 10 bananas. Orange flesh and sweet taste.
Normally use to fried and eat raw.
6. Raja: Cluster weight between 10 to 15 kg with 6 to 9 comb
bananas. Each comb consist of 12 to 16 bananas with 15cm long banana
fruit. Orange flesh . Normally eaten raw or fried banana.
7. Nipah: Cluster weight 15 to 28 kg with 12 to 18 comb bananas.
Each comb consist of 12 to 20 bananas with 10 to 15 cm long banana
fruit. White flesh ,sweet and soft. Only eaten after fried.
8. Nangka: Cluster weight between 12 to 14 kg with 6 to 8 comb
bananas. Each comb consist of 14 to 24 bananas. White flesh and lithe
sour flavor. Normally eaten fried banana.
9. Lawak: Cluster weight between 18 to 22 kg with 8 to 12 comb
bananas. Each comb consist of 10 to 16 bananas with 10 to 15cm long
banana fruit. White flesh and sticky. Normally eaten raw.
How Banana Fruit Tree
The banana tree can grow under very poor condition but with low
productivity. It is grow well in well drained soil, clay sandy and
rocky sand. It is a Tropicana plant suitable temperature between 24 to
27 degree Celsius and mean rainfall around 10 cm per month. The skin of
banana turns from deep green to yellow color. The tree can height until
8 meters. The elliptic fleshy stalked leaves In Malaysia, it planted
huge in state Pahang and Perak.
Banana Fruit Product/Recipes
Besides eaten raw and fried. Below is product made from banana fruit:
10.Banana yogurt cake
Benefits of Banana Fruit
The banana fruit contain of natural nutrient that provide health
benefits to body. The
nutritional show as below:
Nutritional Value per 100gm
Energy 103 kcl
Water 73.3 gm
Protein 1.3 gm
Fat 0.4 gm
Carbohydrate 23.6 gm
Fiber 0.5 gm
Abu 0.9 gm
Calcium 11.0 mg
Phosphorus 17.0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 29.0 mg
Potassium 241.0 mg
Karyotin 300 mg
Vitamin B1 0.07 mg
Vitamin B2 0.08 mg
Niacin 0.7 mg
Acid Ascorbic 17.3 mg
Benefits of Banana fruit to Body