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  • Banana, the fruit of a plant of the genus Musa (family Musaceae) is basically cultivated for food, and secondary for the production of fibers, and
    also for producing tissue-thin tea bags.
  • Bananas consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, which makes them ideal for an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy.
  • Banana fiber is used in the production of banana paper. Banana paper is used in two different senses: to refer to a paper made from the bark of the banana plant, mainly used for artistic purposes, or paper made from banana fiber, obtained with an industrialized process from the stem and the non-usable fruits.
  • Antifungal and antibiotic principles are found in the peel and pulp of fully ripe bananas. The antibiotic acts against Mycobacteria. A fungicide in the peel and pulp of green fruits is active against a fungus disease of tomato plants.
  • Bananas for puree production ideally should be harvested at the point of maturity. The puree is used for beverage industry, baby foods, snack foods, jam and sauces.
  • Banana powder has a great potential for commercialization. It has a high sugar and low starch content and can be used as a substitute for fresh banana in making  traditional cakes or their premixes as well as in the processing of banana snacks, crackers or crisps.
  • Banana flour is completely different from banana powder because it is the product which is obtained after drying and then grinding of the unripe
    banana.
  • The popularity of snack foods is growing high day by day and potato & banana wafers have emerged as a potential snack food.
  • The demand of handmade paper is increasing day by day in domestic as well as in international market. Several varieties of Banana are cultivated in the country. The plants are cut down as soon as fruits are harvested for extraction of fibre. Banana fibre has great potentialities for paper making because of its high alpha-cellulose and low lignin content
 Introduction
  • Origin of Bananas
  • Origin and Distribution
  • Banana

Cultivation and Plantation

  • Banana
  • Model Bankable Scheme for Organic Cultivation of Banana
  • Hitech Banana Production Practices
  • Banana Plantation
  • Raising a Banana Plantation

Economics

  • Market analysis and Strategy
  • The Impacts of Banana Plantation Development
  • The macro  economics of the Banana Trade
  • Economics of Banana Plantation under Organic and in- organic Farming Systems
  • The Banana sector in Equador

Food Products

  • Aseptic Banana Puree
  • Chiquita Banana Puree
  • Value added products from banana
  • Production of Banana Chips
  • Banana Chips
  • Banana Wafers
  • Making Banana Wafers
  • Banana Wafers - Making
  • Banana Wafers - Project Profile
  • Processing of stable cloudy Banana Juice
  • Effect of processing and storage on the colour of plantain and Banana products
  • Processing of Banana Flour
  • Gerber Frozen Banana Puree Concentrate Deseeded Vitamin C
  • Banana Concentrate, Banana Pulp & Banana Puree
  • Banana Processing Value Added Products From Banana

Banana products

  • Banana Fiber: Environmental Friendly Fabric
  • Fiber Extraction
  • Banana Fiber Extraction Project
  • Banana Fiber
  • Paper & Boards from Banana Stem Waste
  • Handmade paper unit based on Banana Fiber
  • Banana Fiber Extraction and Processing up to Textile
  • Banana Fibre Extracting Project ( Wealth from Waste)
Company Profiles
  • Company from USA
  • Company from Maharashtra
  • Another Company from Maharashtra
  • Another Company from Maharashtra
  • Company from Uttar Pradesh
  • Company from Andhra Pradesh
  • Company from Mumbai

Machinery Suppliers and Turnkey Providers

  • Banana Chips Plant
  • Company from Gujarat
  • Turnkey Provider from Gujarat
  • Banana Powder Processing Machine
  • Fruit Processing Plant & Machinery
  • Banana Wafers Machine
  • Puree processing line

Market

  • Market Details
  • Evaluating the Marketing Opportunities for Banana
  • Forthcoming Changes in the EU Banana/Sugar Markets
  • The Impact on the Banana Market
  • The World Banana Industry
  • World Banana Market
    developments and Mid-term Prospects
  • Banana Production in India
  • World Scenario

Reports

  • Banana fibre emerging good business proposition
  • India: Farmers take to banana cultivation in Punjab
  • Improved banana cultivation using fertigation techniques
  • Low-cost banana fibre extractor
  • Govt move to boost banana production
  • Banana fiber paper has long shelf life
  • Banana research and development programme in India
  • Diagnostic Study
  • Tissue Culture Banana Production
  • Unconventional textiles in India - Banana Fibers

 

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