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Did you know that banana's aren't really fruit but an...

Posted by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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Herb. Yep, my ds came in an said mom did you know a banana is an herb. I was like no son it is a fruit. So DH looked it up and yes indeed it is an herb. Huh, who knew after 38 almost 39 years I learn something new.

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bebe_ju-rah
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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I refuse to accept this. I also refuse to accept that tomatoes are fruit! Lol
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Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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Is a banana a fruit or a herb?

Both. A banana (the yellow thing you peel and eat) is undoubtedly a fruit (containing the seeds of the plant: see 'Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?), though since commercially grown banana plants are sterile, the seeds are reduced to little specks. The banana plant is called a 'banana tree' in popular use, but it's technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or 'herb'), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue.

 

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huntersmama711
by Gold Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:44 PM
I had to google that myself. Lol. Technically bananas are both herb and fruit tho
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scoutfamilyof7
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM

LOL Yeah, I was just floored by the herb part.

Quoting huntersmama711:

I had to google that myself. Lol. Technically bananas are both herb and fruit tho


justinnaimee
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM
Bananas are a fruit. They are grown on a herbaceous tree because of its lack of wood fibers.
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Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Same with corn.  It's a vegetable and a starch.

Quoting huntersmama711:

I had to google that myself. Lol. Technically bananas are both herb and fruit tho


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scoutfamilyof7
by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Yeah that is how I feel too. LOL

Quoting bebe_ju-rah:

I refuse to accept this. I also refuse to accept that tomatoes are fruit! Lol


lisayvonne
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Wow, interesting...

Cherish77
by Cherish on Jan. 6, 2013 at 2:19 AM
Yes, but that's because my daddy told me. Idc though, I hate bananas.
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ninipanini
by Ruby Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM

 i heard this on an old alton brown show, good eats, he did a segment on everything banana-y or everything herby

did you know you can eat every part of the banana, including the peel?  we're actually missing out on some good stuff eating just the flesh of the nanner

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