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Title: Banana and its by-product utilisation: an overview
Authors: Mohapatra, Debabandya
Mishra, Sabyasachi
Sutar, Namrata
Keywords: Banana
Banana male bud
Banana peel
Banana pith
Banana pseudostem
Banana sheath
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: CSIR
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.
Page(s): 323-329
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.69(05) [May 2010]

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