Would You Drink Banana Juice?
Banana is one of the most unheard fruits that can be juiced. However, efforts to extract banana juice have not let up, and researchers now claim they have identified optimal conditions for banana juice extraction. Previous studies were based mainly on drying bananas—but also on puréeing them—and researchers had success when using hot water extraction, commercial enzymes to clarify the juice, and a fine mesh to separate liquid from pulp. The bananas used in this study were ripe Musa acuminate, also known as Dwarf Cavendish bananas, with green skin. In the United States alone, an estimated 4.35 million tons of bananas were imported in 2012.
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