Bananas with edible peel were created in Japan

Japanese researchers developed a banana with an edible peel, allowing Japanese consumers to eat an entire banana —skin included.

Bananas are one of the easiest fruits to peel, yet there seems to be a market for people who see it as a nuisance, or maybe just because they want to show off by buying these bananas which cost $6 a piece(!)

Scientists at D&T Farm in the Okayama Prefecture released the news following months of experimenting with a freezing-and-thawing method which keeps the banana tree at extremely cold temperatures  followed by a dramatic heat increase (from -76 to 80ºF). The result is soft and thin skin that hasn’t fully developed and can be eaten.

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