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

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

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