We love Bananas! Great thickener for our smoothies and a great cereal companion. There have been more songs written about bananas than any other fruit. Here are some key facts about this delicious fruit:
Bananas are technically berries
Feeling blue? Eat bananas. They will lift your spirit in a heartbeat. They contain all three natural sugar: glucose, fructose and sucrose along with the fibres to give instant boost of energy.
Smelling bananas can make you feel less hungry
Their plants are not trees, they are actually a type of herb
It comes from the Arab word banan…meaning finger
The majority of the world’s bananas are in India
Ugandas eat the most bananas worldwide! Each person eats at least 500 pounds a year!
The tree can grow up to 25 feet high!
The inside of Banana skins can be used to treat bug bites such as mosquito bites etc
The most expensive banana worldwide can be bought in Australia as importation of the fruit is banned
A row of banana is called a hand and a single banana is called a finger (not surprising)
Bananas reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and risks of some cancers, according to research
What do you know about bananas that hasn’t been mentioned? Share with us!