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Wednesday, April 13

Is a Banana A Fruit Or a Herb?

In reference to OxfordDictionaries

Both. A banana (the yellow thing you peel and eat) is undoubtedly a fruit (containing the seeds of the plant: see 'Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?), though since commercially grown banana plants are sterile, the seeds are reduced to little specks. The banana plant is called a 'banana tree' in popular use, but it's technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or 'herb'), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue.

To be honest, I never know. And if I didn't came across this fact, I probably would never figure out.


syuhada said...

memandangkan aku selalu faham kalau herba je jenis daun-daunan, akar2 kayu macam tongkat ali tu, jadi bila kata pisang pun sejenis herba jugak, er rasa surprised. hehe :P
quote: A banana (the yellow thing you peel and eat) --> cute explaination :)