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It almost too hard to believe, but there is now a banana that an edible peel. Most people would never of eating the peel of a banana. However, banana farmers in Japan have a special technique for growing bananas with a peel we can eat. The new banana-growing method called the "freeze-thaw awakening" technique. Farmers in Okayama, in the west of Japan, their banana trees at a freezing cold temperature of -60° Celsius. The farmers then the trees in 27ºC temperatures. The huge change in temperature the tree suddenly grow too quickly for the peel to fully . This makes the skin thin, soft and sweet enough to .

The new variety of banana is the "Mongee". Farmers are now it in small bunches of 10 bananas. They are not cheap. One Mongee banana ¥650 (about six dollars). The farmers have not a lot of Mongee bananas, so the price is high. They want to more so they can sell them all over the world. This means the price will come down. Bananas the most popular fruit in Japan. Similar to other countries, Japan most of its bananas. About 99% of bananas in Japanese stores are . The Mongee could mean Japanese people eat more home- bananas. The Mongee banana skin is sweet and nutrients such as vitamin B6 and magnesium.

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