About Bananas

Bananas are one of the world's most popular fruits. They taste great and are full of great health benefits. They contain a large amount of potassium which has been shown to improve and control blood pressure. Bananas also act as a natural antacid which helps calm the stomach and protect it from ulcers. Bananas are also available at your local grocery store year round, making them a great regular addition to your diet.

Did you know:

  • Banana fruit grows in clusters of up to 20 fruit
  • Bananas are approximately 75% water
  • An individual banana is known as a finger
  • Both the banana skin and the inner portion can be eaten
  • Bananas are grown in over 100 countries
  • Dried bananas can be ground into banana flour
  • Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium
  • Wild bananas have numerous large hard seeds
  • Banana plants are a source of fiber for high quality textiles
  • Banana fiber is used in the production of banana paper

Helpful Hint:

Most people peel bananas starting at the stem, but if you start at the bottom and peel towards the stem you will be left with fewer strings on the fruit.

Useful? Information:

  • You can tenderize a roast by adding a peeled banana to the pan
  • You can polish leather shoes by using a de-stringed banana peel.
  • You can promote healing of a scraped knee by rubing the scrape with the inside of a banana peel
  • You can leave a shine on household plants and also remove dirt by wiping the leaves with the inside of a banana peel

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