There are various products coming from bananas: banana puree, frozen banana puree (IQF), frozen banana fries (IQF), frozen banana slices (IQF). Banana is one of the best known fruits throughout the world. The variety grown in the Philippines for the export market is the "Cavendish”. This cylindrical fruit have tough outer peels which turn yellow upon ripening. The edible portion is creamy white in color. When fully ripened, the fruit contains as much as 22 % carbohydrates, mainly sugar. It is high in ash and a good source of several vitamins.
The banana plant is a large perennial herb with leaf sheaths that form trunk-like pseudo-stems. The plant has 8 - 12 leaves that are up to 9 ft long and 2 ft wide. Root development may be extensive in loose soil in some cases up to 30 ft laterally. Other plant descriptions vary, it depends on the variety.