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Adam's fig; variety of banana (Musa spp.) with higher starch and lower sugar content than dessert bananas, cooked because it is picked when the flesh is too hard to be eaten raw. Some varieties become sweet if left to ripen, others never develop a high sugar content. A 200‐g portion is a rich source of vitamins B6 and C; a good source of folate and copper; a source of selenium; provides 12 g of dietary fibre; supplies 240 kcal (1 000 kJ).

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