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A new world tree-like herb originating in asia, bearing elongated, squishy fruit which can be eaten raw or cooked. The skin of the fruit can be yellow or a pink/red colour, with a white seedless, pulpy centre. The flowers of the banana are green-purple, an the leaves are very long and broad.

The fruit of the banana plant goes very nicely with chocolate, and dried banana is easily obtainable from your local health store and supermarket. Banana is also very high in potassium.

Recipe for banana jam (1 serve, yields 1/3 cup)

  • 2 cups of mashed banana
  • 2 tbs lemon juice

Blend ingredients together until smooth. Heat to boiling in a saucepan, and then simmer while stirring occasionally. Allow the mixture to thicken. (Note: Banana jam actually turns out to be pinkish in colour!)