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Etranger
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….And drift tends to dilute the value of a forum by polluting search results and making information hard to find. I would never think to peruse this topic when trying to find out about frozen banana treats. (And now I want to know why a banana would ever be considered an herb!) …..

“…. A banana (the yellow thing you peel and eat) is undoubtedly a fruit (containing the seeds of the plant: see ‘Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?), though since commercially grown banana plants are sterile, the seeds are reduced to little specks. The banana plant is called a ‘banana tree’ in popular use, but it’s technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or ‘herb’), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue.”

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/is-a-banana-a-fruit-or-a-herb

To confuse things further, it’s also considered to be a berry. To continue the tangent, (and to show that it’s impossible to ‘control’ an internet discussion!): Did you know that banana trees can “walk”?

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