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Bananas
Bonus resource found from jungle
Bananas (Civ5)
Revealed by

N/A

Resource value

+1 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Improvement

Plantation, available with Calendar

Plantation value

+2 20xFood5, -1 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Strategy

Bananas are only found in Jungles, which makes them kind of difficult to find, but it also gives you an unique opportunity - you can use the tile without any development whatsoever! Their initial yield is +3 20xFood5 (thanks to the Jungle tile), and a Granary adds another point of 20xFood5; then we get the 2 20xScience5 from the Jungle tile when you build a University! Certain Religious Beliefs can add even more yield, turning a single resource tile in a plethora of opportunities.

You can also decide to develop the Bananas with their proper Improvement, the Plantation, which will improve further their 20xFood5 yield. However, to do so you'll need to chop down the Jungle and revert the tile to its base terrain, losing the 20xScience5 bonus. So, think carefully what do you need for your nearby city - a big 20xFood5 booster, or a more diversified yield.

Finally, the Sun God Religious Belief adds another point of 20xFood5 Food bonus.

Historical Info:Edit

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.

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