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Agriculture Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government

Agriculture Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government

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Banana

    Banana

    • Banana  The Sweet Curved Everyday Fruit

    Bananas belong to genus Musa in the family Musaceae. Bananas have yellow skin with white flesh underneath. It tastes sweet and is one of the fruits for which the Taiwanese people feel most affection, as Taiwan has always been known as the banana kingdom. Traces of banana are visible from the south to the north of the country. The Japanese in particular love Taiwan bananas. Therefore, exports of Taiwan bananas are mainly to Japan.
    Cishan District of Kaohsiung is currently still the major growing region of bananas. In addition to planting traditional banana species, in order to overcome the banana panama disease, some disease-resistant species selected by researchers have been grown in Cishan District, including “Tai-Jiao No. 1,” “Tai-Jiao No. 2,” “Tai-Jiao No. 3” and “Bao-dao-jiao” (commonly known as the Xin-Bei-Jiao). One of the distinguishing features of the local rural villages is the scene of the whole banana plantation stretching as far as the eye can see. At present, Cishan banana is the most famous banana in Taiwan. Other main production areas include the districts of Neimen and Meinong.

    • Purchasing Principles

    Accelerated ripening is required for bananas. It is only suitable for eating fresh when the fruit’s skin turns yellow and its flesh softens with decreased astringent taste and increased sweetness. While selecting bananas, the fruit should be plump without any scratches and bruises. It should be kept in a place away from direct sunlight at room temperature. One or two days later, ripe spots will show in the banana skin. Bananas have the strongest aroma at this time, soft flesh and the best flavor; it is also the best time to consume it.

    • Our story

    The Civilian Fruit with Good Quality at Reasonable Price
    “Bei-Jiao” and “Xin-Bei-Jiao” are the main varieties of Cishan bananas. These varieties have large plump fruit with saturated color and good taste. It is a popular fruit in both the domestic and foreign markets. “Bei-Jiao” is a traditional fine cultivar originally imported from the South China region during the period of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1736-1795). It has been planted in Taiwan for about 250 years.Research reports indicate that the banana has anti-cancer effects.Compared with other fruits, bananas have good quality at bargain prices.Bananas have been well received by the people of Taiwan partly because they easily give you a sense of satiety with calories equivalent to only one half bowl of rice.In addition, the banana is a proper snack for an infant child and a suitable fruit for an infant during the weaning period.

    • Delicious dishes:Banana Chocolate Roll
      • Ingredients
        • Egg  8
        • Milk  150g
        • Cooking oil  80g
        • Cake flour  112g
        • Chocolate blocks  Appropriate amount
        • Cocoa powder  32g
        • Baking powder  8g
        • Granulated sugar  150g
    • Cooking Method

    First separate egg yolk and egg white; mix egg yolk and 50g of sugar well; pour cooking oil and milk into the egg paste and stir evenly, and then mix flour, cocoa powder and baking powder with the egg paste; stir evenly until there are no granules. Mix egg white and sugar until foaming, and then add it to the mixed flour paste and stir evenly; pour the paste into a baking pan and level the top. Preheat the oven to upper heat of 180℃ and bottom heat of 170℃; put the baking pan into the oven and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes; take the baking pan out of the oven and set aside. After cooling down, smear the cake surface with fresh cream; place the whole banana on the cake and roll the cake; refrigerate the cake roll for about one hour to set its shape;shave chocolate blocks into bits and small pieces; sprinkle them on the cake and serve.

    • Applications of the Fruit
      • Dried fruit
      • Banana chips
      • Liqueur
      • Banana Cake
      • Banana Icecream
        Banana
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