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What is the scientific name for the flesy, eatable part of a banana?


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Hi Robert!

The external part of any fruit(banana is a fruit), that is the skin, is called exocarp. The internal fleshy part, that many times is edible is called mesocarp. These are the scientific names. Now usually the mesocarp common name is pulp.

Thanks for asking NEWTON!
Mabel
(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)


The following should be helpful: the fleshy endocarp:

http://www.ikisan.com/links/ap_bananaMorphology.shtml

Anthony Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbari



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