Delivered by wholesale fruit suppliers all across Melbourne – from juice bars to fine dining restaurants, bananas are used in all manner of meals. Available all year round and locally grown. The banana is the most universally used fruit.
As the most popular fruit in the world it is a surprise to realise that the bananas do NOT grow on trees, but rather on a plant that is the largest herb in the world. This Herb plant can grow up to 15 metres high.
There are over 1000 varieties of bananas in the world. Bananas are believed to have originated fromSoutheast Asia, in the jungles of Malaysia, Indonesia or Philippines. The word Banana is believed to derive from the Arab for ‘finger’.
On average each person in Australia eats 100 bananas!
The word banana comes from the Arabic word “banan”, meaning finger