Banana is undoubtedly a superfood. Replete with benefits that promote digestion, bone, heart and kidney health, truly a banana a day keeps the doctor away. But did you know Papua New Guinea is home to the largest banana species in the world? In this nation, a banana is as big as your arm and weighs a whopping 3kg. We’ve got our hands on a viral video that will leave you saying ‘this is bananas’!
Papua New Guinea Has Largest Banana Species
Ananth Rupanagudi, a railway bureaucrat from Kerala, took to Twitter to share an interesting fruity video. The video in Malayalam shows people in Papua New Guinea gorging on the world’s largest species of bananas. In the caption, Ananth Rupanagudi, informs that the biggest bananas are actually grown in Papua New Guinea islands located near Indonesia. He goes on to further add that the plantain trees are actually as tall as coconut trees. Each banana grown on these trees weighs over 3kg.
The biggest size of banana is grown in Papua New Guinea islands close to Indonesia. The plantain tree is of the height of a coconut tree and the fruits grow huge. Each banana weighs around 3 kg. pic.twitter.com/33oUfB8ppu
— Ananth Rupanagudi (@Ananth_IRAS) March 22, 2023
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This video went viral, garnering over 154.1k views, 487 re-tweets and 1991 likes. Netizens flooded the comments section showing their astonishment at witnessing this larger-than-life fruit. @0izhi wonders how many banana breads can be made with these. @JagdeepDESAI9 jokes that the banana chips made using these bananas will be called ‘chops’. @MohanRamadurai wonders how on earth people climb these banana trees to harvest them! Also, @itzme_PraveenM wonders if these bananas are genetically modified or natural.
Good god, I wonder how many banana breads my mom can make this these
— ׄ (@0izhi) March 23, 2023
Called Musa Ingens, Each Fruit Weighs 3 Kg
Papua New Guinea, a small island nation in Oceania is home to the largest banana species — Musa Ingens. Weighing between 1.5 kg to even 3 kg per banana, its length is 30 cm. Of course, these bananas are edible, but you’d have a tough time holding them as they are heavy. Musa Ingens is one of the rarest banana species in the world. Apart from eating these fruits raw, Musa Ingens is also used for a variety of dishes.
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So, did you watch this interesting video about the largest banana species in the world? What do you think about travelling all the way to New Papua Guinea to see them for yourself?
Cover Image Courtesy: @Ananth_IRAS/ Twitter