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Twitter users are debating whether bananas should be peeled from the top or the bottom


A debate has emerged among social media users about whether you should peel your banana from the top or from the bottom.

The argument ensued on Twitter Moments with various users demonstrating why their method was better than the other.

One user says that it is easier to peel a banana from the bottom. She also urged anyone viewing her tweet to give it a try.

Ted Pavlic says that after peeling your banana from the bottom, the stem of your banana serves another purpose as a handle.

But not everyone agrees with the unconventional method and it is stirring a whirlwind of emotional reactions from those who would rather stick to the status quo.

The debate comes during a critical time for the fruit. The banana is in danger of going extinct due to a fungal disease known as Tropical Race 4.

The disease is spreading among the most popular form of bananas which are grown with the Cavendish monoculture.

While there are hundreds of banana varieties around the world, the Cavendish planted bananas are the majority of what is exported, according to CNN.

The Independent reports that the strain has spread to Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa. A different variety of banana known as the Gros Michel was also wiped out 50 years ago because of a fungal disease.

This report was provided by Jessie Karangu of Sinclair Broadcast Group.

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