- Banana is the common name for a fruit and also the herbaceous plants of the genus Musa which produce the commonly eaten fruit. They come in many varieties, very small to very large, and sweet to bitter tasting.
A few banana facts:
- They are grown in the tropical regions of over 132 countries.
- Bananas are among the most widely consumed foods in the world.
- Like almost all bananas, it lacks genetic diversity, which makes it vulnerable to diseases and possible extinction (several varieties have already gone extinct!)