Yes, We have no Bananas


I try and do a fair bit of research before I write an article, and usually find the process interesting and challenging. The other day, while eating a banana, I started to wonder about the science behind the most popular fruit in the world.


Bananas account for roughly 75 percent of the tropical fruit trade, and more than a hundred billion are eaten annually. I speculated what the process would be, to get bananas from the vine into my kitchen, because they certainly don't grow anywhere in North Durham. Not to mention, the nature of the process, I’m sure makes it time-sensitive.