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Bonus resource.


Bananas Bananas are only found in jungles. This makes them kind of difficult to find, but it also gives you a unique opportunity: you can use the tile without any development whatsoever! Their initial yield is +3 Food Food (thanks to the jungle tile), and a Granary adds another point of Food Food; on top of that, you can get a +2 Science Science boost from the jungle tile when you build a University! Certain religious beliefs can add even more yield, turning a single resource tile into a plethora of opportunities.

You can also decide to develop the Bananas Bananas with their proper improvement, the Plantation, which will further improve their Food Food yield. However, to do so you'll need to chop down the jungle and revert the tile to its base terrain, losing the Science Science bonus. So, think carefully about what you need for your nearby city: a big Food Food booster, or a more diversified yield.

Finally, Forts can be constructed on Bananas Bananas without removing the jungle.

Civilopedia entry[]

A banana is a popular tropical fruit. It, and its cousins the plantains, are an important part of many tropical peoples' diets. Originating in Southeast Asia, the banana is now cultivated around the world.

Civilization V Resources [edit]
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