The banana is the perfect fruit. It's sweet, it's good for you, it isn't messy, and you can tell when it's ripe. But the banana's history is far less sound; it's been the cause of rebellions, and military coups, and, of course, a lot of bad jokes. And now, it seems, the banana as we know it could disappear. Bob Carty tells us all we want to know about this fruit (including the fact that it's actually an herb).
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