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inside a banana
Peter Van Dyke, manager of the Amy B.H. Greenwell
Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook, Kona Hawaii examines
a rare ÒhapaiÓ banana after performing a type of caesarean
operation on the plants stalk. Hapai meaning pregnant, in
the Hawaiian language, was used to describe this banana for
hundreds of years. The fruit grows in the middle of the
stalk and has to push its way out, sometimes with a little
human help. HawaiiÕs Big Island is home to more than 100
types of bananas with 50 having been cultivated before
Europeans visited the islands. In ancient times only men
from the royal families were allowed to eat the sweet

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