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|Title:||Banana and its by-product utilisation: an overview|
|Keywords:||Banana;Banana male bud;Banana peel;Banana pith;Banana pseudostem;Banana sheath|
|Abstract:||Banana serves as an ideal and low cost food source for developing countries where most of the population rely mostly on bananas for food. Banana plant parts are useful as insecticide, antioxidant, colour absorber, in preparation of various functional foods, wine, alcohol, biogas, cattle feed etc. This review discusses usefulness of banana fruits, peel, leaves, pseudostem, sheath, pith and male bud, and prospects of using these materials in industry.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.69(05) [May 2010]|
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