Why are bananas curved?
Do you know why the banana is always curved?
A banana is grass, but it is cleverly disguised as a palm tree. Here we examined in detailhow do bananas grow
Banana grass is a solid perennial plant. Her "stalk" sometimes reaches 10 meters in height, and 30-40 centimeters in diameter. There are varieties that ripen for almost a year, but on average, a banana lasts from 75 to 150 days to reach the desired condition. Bananas have a fancy shape. The fact is that in the bushes small bananas grow down and ripen. After dropping color, bananas turn and grow towards the sun.
But another reason (or version) for changing the direction of growth is another: under the influence of growth hormone, the banana bends upward and twists! Inside, the pulp continues to grow, but the peel stops growing a little earlier, so the banana is forced to bend. On overripe bananas, the peel bursts, because the banana continues to grow even when the peel has "grown" and has begun to dry.
There is even the opinion that Banana is one of the dirtiest fruits in the world.
The areas where bananas are grown are diligently treated with various chemicals and fertilizers. To protect the crop from pests, plantations are sprayed with plenty of pesticides. The fruits that we buy in the supermarket, most likely, collected by the hands of people who receive meager wages.
After harvesting begins a long journey of giant refrigerators in the most inaccessible places. Fruits are loaded rather immature, but arrive at their destination already yellow. In fact, they are ready for sale in the markets and supermarkets! What happened during this time? During transportation, bananas are exposed to ethylene, which promotes their ripening. Thus, we are offered to use bananas that have ripened artificially.