Babyfood, cereal, mixed, with bananas, dry

Fun Facts

  1. Bananas “trees” are actually the world’s tallest herbaceous plant. They can reach 20 feet in height. “Herbaceous” means there is no woody stem and all the plant matter above the ground dies at the end of a yearly cycle.
  2. What keeps the Banana tree growing each year (making it a perennial plant) is its corm (yes c-o-r-m), which looks like a brown ball, 10 inches in diameter. New offshoots develop from the corm.
  3. The fruits grow off the main stems in large clusters that can weigh over 100 pounds, with up to 400 individual bananas per cluster!
  4. Bananas are a tropical plant and originated in the Indonesia region; today they are grown in over 100 countries.
  5. Banana reached the new world with Portuguese settlers in the 16th century, with plantation being set up in south and central America. They were virtually unknown to Americans until after the civil war.

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