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Tasting the rare Gros Michel Banana

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Uploaded on Aug 25, 2009

This is the legendary, lost banana that the banana industry first introduced to millions of consumers over a century ago. Lost to a devastating blight, it was replaced by today's Cavendish breed, which is considered to be a vastly inferior fruit. In Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo, the mysterious Gros Michel still exists as, grown in local gardens, where the disease that felled it in most of the world has only limited reach. Here's a first taste.

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