365 Day Photo Challenge – Day 84

The is the ‘inflorescence‘ of the banana tree here in Panama. It’s also known as the ‘banana heart’ and hangs at the end of a rope-like section, above which grow the bananas. Bananas are sweet and are made up of approximately 75% water and 25% dry matter. Their close ‘cousin’ is the plantain, which also grows in Panama and is readily served in restaurants as ‘patacones’ as a replacement to rice or potatoes. Both grow year-round here.  This tree resides just on the other side of our back wall/fence, so I had to stand on a chair to photograph it ;-).

About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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