Is Cavendish Banana the solution to the world’s banana problem?

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When India was termed a ‘banana republic’ once by a prominent leader, he was not completely wrong, at least practically, as India accounts for a third-of the largest production of bananas, and is the second largest republic of the world. China, of course, the largest republic in the world, as its name implies, is the second largest producer of bananas. Ecuador, the South American country, though grows less, is the largest exporter of Bananas, and has been a republic too since the last four decades. The growing concern of the spread of a fungus named Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has spread panic amongst the banana growers in all the three republics, especially in South America. This development is viewed as a threat to the cultivation of bananas, Cavendish Banana in…
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What are the Major Varieties of Banana in India?

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No other food on earth is as healthy and nutritious as the Banana. In India, only mango, the king of fruits, is more popular than Banana. But unlike Banana, it’s not available all throughout the year. It is more nutritious, affordable and packed with some medicinal goodies, which makes it a daily fruit. Banana’s potential for exports add to its commercial value. Though we all have a banana at least once a day, do we have any idea of how many varieties of the fruit are there? There are over 300 types of bananas in the world. This said, only 15 to 20 varieties are mainly grown in India. Commercially, there are only two types of banana: desert and culinary types. If you take the culinary types, they are more…
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Is There Any Benefit in Eating Banana With Curd?

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Banana and curd have beneficial effect on digestion. Both prove healthy when included in your daily diet, in that they offer a wide range of essential nutrients for the body. Banana is rich in foliate, potassium, Vitamin B-6 and Vitamin C. Yogurt contains calcium, phosphorous, protein and zinc in abundance. Above all, banana is an inexpensive fruit that can aid digestion. There are several types of bananas available out of which the cavendish, yellow, red and yellow banana are highly popular. We, at Tidal Impex, export high quality Cavendish bananas packed under extremely hygienic conditions. What are the benefits of eating banana? Banana contains essential nutrients, potassium and minerals in plenty. A medium-size banana provides 422 mg. of potassium. Potassium plays an important role in maintaining cells, balance of fluid…
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Can we eat banana (on an empty stomach) in early morning?

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Bananas are healthy, yummy and nutritious and impart one the much-required energy shot – But mind you, there is also a downside: bananas aren't a great pick when it comes to breakie! Let’s find out why: In spite of the fact that bananas are potassium, magnesium and fibre-rich, bananas don’t present themselves as a great option for breakfast. The main reason is that bananas contain a whacking 25 per cent natural sugar, which will drive sugar content to drastic levels in the bloodstream. Unless you team it up with another ‘healthy fat-rich’ food, it’s as if you are only temporarily filling your tummy, still leaving you feeling dozy and torpid later. Though bananas seem like the perfect pick to grab and go first up in the morning, you may have…
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What is the difference between Sugar Bananas & Common Bananas?

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There are several varieties of banana in the markeplace; they differ at varying levels or stages of ripeness and contain different FODMAP (short chain carbohydrates that are poorly or partially absorbed in the small intestine) levels and are completely safe to eat. Two types of banana have been subjected to testing: the common banana and the sugar banana (lady fingers). Common Banana The most common type of banana all over is Cavendish bananas. These bananas are known and marketed by different names – Grande Nain, William and Valery. The common banana is available in the market in a range of sizes: medium to large, and are quite larger than the sugar banana. Unripe bananas usually have green skins that change to yellow when it ripens. Is the Common Banana low…
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A short history of Cavendish Bananas

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It is believed that Bananas are old as civilization itself, according to most reliable historical sources, and scientists believe that Bananas may have been easily the world’s first fruit. The first bananas are believed to have cultivated in the region around the Malaya Peninsula, the Far East – Indonesia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Of the thousands of banana types that have been cultivated and grown on our planet, The Cavendish, neither dubbed as the king nor queen of bananas, is the only variety that is best known to us, with a high global reach. One of the most popular varieties of Bananas, the Cavendish was named after the Englishman William Spencer Cavendish, the 6th Duke of Devonshire (the 5th Duke of Devonshire, according to a few sources online). Though…
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