Eat me completely: Japanese scientists grow bananas with edible peelPictolic
Japanese agricultural research company D&T Farm has created a variety of banana with an edible peel. Called it Mongee, which translated from the slang "incredible." When growing fruit are used in extremely low temperature and the melting process. The banana turns sweeter than usual, and its peel can be eaten along with the flesh.
A company representative said that discovery we owe to the Manager engineering Caruso Tanaka, who tried to bring these fruits in my spare time as a hobby. However, his idea had grown to a full-fledged project.
For starters, scientists planted and grown banana trees at a temperature of minus 60 degrees Celsius. Then thawed and transplanted trees. The change of the temperature of the fruits begin to grow faster and texture of the rind is similar to lettuce. Usually bananas grow at a temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.
D&T Farm argues that the peel has exceptional nutritional value and contains vitamin B6, magnesium and the amino acid that plays an important role in the nervous system, especially in the processes associated with relaxation, rest and sleep.
The taste is new is sweeter than regular bananas — each approximately five grams of sugar more. Journalists Japanese news site RocketNews24 tried a new bananas, and hit them "very strong tropical aroma" reminiscent of pineapple. The skin of the fruit is very thin and easy to eat.
Unfortunately, the cultivation of the wonderful banana expensive, and every week in the store on the West of the country are brought only ten fruits. One banana is 5.75 dollar (425 rubles).