Someone Has Made A Banana With An Edible Peel & 2018 Is Full Of Surprises

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Someone Has Made A Banana With An Edible Peel & 2018 Is Full Of Surprises

We're only at the beginning of 2018 and already, we've been introduced to some very strange food.

Now, Japanese scientists have surprised us all by developing a banana that has an edible peel!

The banana is called a "Mongee" (pronounced mon-gay), which is a slang word for incredible in Japanese.

The fruit was made using an extreme freezing and thawing process and according to D&T Farm's spokesperson Tetsuya Tanaka, the idea originally began as a research "hobby" for development manager Setsuzo Tanaka.

Image: D&T Farm

To create the banana, researchers plant and grow banana trees in an environment kept at -60 degrees celsius.

They then thaw the tree and replant them as the change in temperature encourages the plants to grow rapidly, leaving the fruit with a lettuce-like texture.

D&T Farm claims that this new banana has a variety of nutrition benefits as a banana peel can contain vitamin B6, magnesium and tryptophan.

They also say on their website that the banana is a lot sweeter than a regular banana as it contains five more grams of sugar.

What a time to be alive! 

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