Introduction To Banana Essay

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Banana (Musa acuminata L.) is one of the most important fruits grown in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Bananas are a very popular fruit in Indonesia with high economic importance. They are an important source of nutrients for many people and are eaten mainly raw as a dessert fruit because they are sweet when ripe. Banana production is very widely distributed throughout tropical zones of the world and it is, in general, constant and mostly non-seasonal (Robinson and Sauco, 2010). Bananas are typically harvested while mature-green and then transported to the destination market where they are ripened under controlled conditions. Consumers, look for an attractive fruit with uniform color and good eating quality. Quality attributes such as appearance and color of the peel are very important but are primarily defined by consumers preferences. The Directorate General of Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture Republik of Indonesia recorded that Indonesia’s banana production in 2016 rose by 9.4% to 7.30 million tonnes, up from 2015 of 6.86 million tonnes (Directorate General of Horticulture, Ministry of Agriculture Republik of Indonesia, 2017). Being a climacteric fruit, banana has a relatively short post…show more content…
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