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Do You Know What The White Strips on Bananas Are For?

Why is your banana wearing a pinstripe suit anyway? 

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String theory

Some can't stand them, some have never even paid them any heed at all, but  have you ever stopped to wonder what exactly those white strings are? Are they just part of the peel? Are they seeds? No, these "threads" are actually called phloem bundles, and they play an absolutely vital role in banana development... 


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