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

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

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