The banana plant is the largest flowering plant. Its normally tall, sturdy and oftenly mistaken for a tree. Each plant can produce only a single bunch of banana & then the tree dies. The tree does not produce anymore.
South East Asia, is the region of primary diversity of the bananas, areas of secondary diversity are found in Africa, indicating a long history of banana cultivation in the region.
The banana flesh can vary in taste from starcy to sweet & a bit sour. Texture could be firm to mushy. Bananas are eaten deep fried, baked with skin in a split bamboo or steamed in glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaf. Many dishes can be created with banana. Banana jam, banana pan cakes are popular among the south & south east asians. the banana leaf is used as an ecologically friendly disposable plate or food container in Asian countries.