Harvest: January to December
Clarified and concentrated - Minimum 10º Brix
Conservation: -18º C - Drum 180 kg - Net weight
Banana is a banana pseudoberry, a vivacious herbaceous plant from the Musaceae family (genus Musa - in addition to the genus Ensete, which produces the so-called "false bananas"). They are grown in 130 countries. Originating in Southeast Asia, they are currently grown in virtually every tropical region on the planet.
The term "banana" refers to soft and sweet pulp fruits that can be eaten raw. However, there are varieties of cultivation, with stiffer pulp and firmer and greener skin, generally called plantains, in Spanish, banana-bread or plantain, in Portuguese, or plantains, in English, which are consumed cooked (roasted, boiled or fried), constituting the basic food of many populations of tropical regions. Most bananas for export are of the first type, although only 10 to 15 percent of world production is for export, with the United States and the European Union being the main importing powers.
Bananas are an appreciable source of vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.