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    I buy a couple of bananas per week, usually. They're a decent snack and they don't leak like a lot of other juicier fruit do.

    They're okay. What I really dislike is "banana flavoured" things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB View Post
    They're okay. What I really dislike is "banana flavoured" things.
    Thats because banana flavored things are flavored after the Gros Michel banana. The Gros Michel banana has since gone nearly extinct. The Cavendish banana we know and love today has been modified over the last 50-70 years to withstand the plant disease known as the Panama disease.
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    Cavendish bananas are under threat too. There's a new strain of the 'Panama Disease' which has already wiped out tens of thousands of hectares of bananas. We don't have any alternative types either.

    I couldn't imagine a world with no bananas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    You are all talking crazy talk.

    Here is a photograph of how bananas should look when they are ripe. This is when they are at their tastiest.

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    If the banana is all yellow it is not ripe. If it still has green bits it is definitely not ripe.

    Unripe bananas are more acidic and harder to digest. You are missing out on the nutritional benefits too. Sort it out, losers.
    They are no longer edible at the stage pictured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Cavendish bananas are under threat too. There's a new strain of the 'Panama Disease' which has already wiped out tens of thousands of hectares of bananas. We don't have any alternative types either.

    I couldn't imagine a world with no bananas.
    This is my biggest argument in favor of GMOs

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    I can't stand fresh banana on its own. But add it to a cake, pie, milkshake or some other form, and I'm all in favour. Banana loaf especially.

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    Banana milkshakes are heavenly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Cavendish bananas are under threat too. There's a new strain of the 'Panama Disease' which has already wiped out tens of thousands of hectares of bananas. We don't have any alternative types either.

    I couldn't imagine a world with no bananas.
    This is my biggest argument in favor of GMOs
    Gros Michels aren't completely extinct. They still grow them in areas of Asia and Africa, I think.

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    The Honduras Foundation for Agricultural Research set out to breed Panama Disease resistant 'Gros Michel' bananas, and after initial problems due to poor agronomic characteristics of the plants from which the pollen was taken (male parent), they developed an improved diploid (SH-3142) which served as the male parent for the development of various hybrids (FHIA-01, FHIA-18, FHIA-21 and FHIA-250). The hybrids released so far have good bunch and agronomic characteristics, are resistant or tolerant to Fusarium wilt and are being grown in a wide range of agro-ecological conditions in Africa, Latin America and Australia.[7]
    Here's hoping the GMO'd GMB's work out.

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    Bananas are okay! The texture is slightly odd for me, but they're otherwise pretty tasty. If I had a milkshake blender, I'd absolutely blend them though because banana milkshakes are tasty!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkythesharkdogg View Post
    Gros Michels aren't completely extinct. They still grow them in areas of Asia and Africa, I think.
    Quite correct.

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    Green and slightly bananas have the texture of chalk and barely any taste.

    If you want to cook or anything with the banana it should be beginning to spot, be soft, and strong in flavour.

    Everyone else is heathen.


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    Yeah, except I used to hate trying to peel them.

    Nowadays I just snap them in half by breaking them in the middle, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    You are all talking crazy talk.

    Here is a photograph of how bananas should look when they are ripe. This is when they are at their tastiest.

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    If the banana is all yellow it is not ripe. If it still has green bits it is definitely not ripe.

    Unripe bananas are more acidic and harder to digest. You are missing out on the nutritional benefits too. Sort it out, losers.
    Agreed. I love bananas, but if they're not this ripe, I will suffer for the rest of the day, something about them makes my stomach just "nope" fiercely, same with pineapples. Everything's fine when they're like this, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    You are all talking crazy talk.

    Here is a photograph of how bananas should look when they are ripe. This is when they are at their tastiest.

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    If the banana is all yellow it is not ripe. If it still has green bits it is definitely not ripe.

    Unripe bananas are more acidic and harder to digest. You are missing out on the nutritional benefits too. Sort it out, losers.
    errrrrr na. When they're like that they're too soft and mulchy and it makes me cringe to have to chew them at that stage and the softness makes me gag.

    Good in banana bread though!


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