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Finish your banana. Eat the peel, as well!In Japanese it's being described as "mongee"; the ‘super banana’. They cost around $6 each, but the special bananas have had no trouble attracting customers to the one place in the country where they're sold: the Tenmaya store in Okayama.
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in Japan. The country has long relied on imports from places like the Philippines, where the climate is better suited to growing the fruit. But D&T Farm, the company behind the super bananas, is hoping to change that with an agricultural method it calls "freeze-thaw awakening."
Bananas usually grow in temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius, but D&T Farm says it has found a way to cultivate them at far cooler temperatures inside a special greenhouse.
The process, described in an article by money.cnn.com, involves initially freezing the bananas' cells, making the skin edible and even nutritious, according to D&T. Its researchers claim it also allows them to grow other tropical fruits, such as papayas and pineapples.
Publication date: 2/7/2018
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