Fruit facts

Rectangular bananas
Dr Chiranjit Parmar

Normally, bananas are elongated and round shaped at one end. But there also exists an unusual variety of banana whose fruits are rectangular.

This banana grows in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in Central America.

This fruit is called cuadrado which means "rectangular" in Spanish that is commonly spoken in most Central American counties.

Cuadrado is, however, a cooking variety and cannot be eaten fresh.