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Look Windwards! A Question of Bananas Copyright © 2006 Farming and Countryside Education.

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1 Look Windwards! A Question of Bananas Copyright © 2006 Farming and Countryside Education

2 Click on a number for a question about bananas! Click on the banana to bring you back to this page Adapted from `the nine number picture board’ on:

3 1.Which of these bananas is good to eat? A, B or both? A B Click for the answer

4 Answer 1 A and B are both good. The green bananas in A are not yet ripe enough to eat, but after a few weeks ripening they should taste just fine. The bananas may look bad, but those are only small marks on the skin. They make no difference to the inside of the bananas. Very few people in the UK know this

5 2.What is the banana plant. A) A tree B) A herb C) A vegetable Click for the answer

6 Answer 2 It’s a herb. The banana plant is a herb, which produces the fruit we eat

7 3. Which region produces the most Fairtrade bananas for the UK? Click for the answer

8 Answer 3. The Windward Isles

9 4.What are the blue bags used for? Click for the answer

10 Answer 4. The blue bags are to protect the fruit as it grows on the banana plant. The plastic has pesticides in it which help reduce the amount of fruit lost in the fields

11 5. What is this? Click for the answer

12 Answer 5 This is a banana flower. Once it is pollinated, it will produce small bananas, which slowly grow larger

13 6. What form of transport is used to bring the Bananas to the UK market? Click for the answer

14 Answer 6 It takes about 2 weeks for the bananas to be loaded on to the ship and reach the UK By ship

15 7. Are these bananas? Click for the answer

16 Answer 7. Yes. These are red bananas. When peeled they look like yellow bananas. Some people think they taste sweeter than the yellow ones. This might be the start of ‘designer’ bananas. Maybe we will have lots of different types to buy in the future

17 8. Bananas are the only crop grown in the Windward Islands True or False? Click for the answer

18 Answer 8. False. Many other tropical crops are grown e.g. Mangoes, Coconuts and Plantain. Bananas are very important. For example in St Lucia they represent 58 % of all exports (Source Macmillan Caribbean Atlas) Other islands are less reliant on bananas but they are still make up around a quarter of export money in Dominica and St Vincent. Exports from St Lucia

19 9. What are these? Click for the answer

20 Answer 9. The jar on the left is Banana Jam which tastes good. The bottle on the right is Banana Ketchup. It can be used on your chips.. Or can be used to add flavour to food. Yummy


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