FOOD FACT FRIDAY ~ Bananas | The Mountain Kitchen

Here are 12 facts you may have not known about bananas:

  1. Most species of banana plant originated in Southeast Asia.
  2. Humans have grown bananas for thousands of years.
  3. Bananas are the fruit.
  4. Wild bananas grow with large, hard seeds.
  5. When rip they are usually long and curved with a soft inside covered by a yellow skin (peel).
  6. Bananas can be found in other colors, including red!!
  7. Banana plants are not trees, they are a type of herb.
  8. India is the leading producer of bananas.
  9. Bananas grow in large, hanging bunches.
  10. A row of bananas is sometimes called a ‘hand’, while a single banana is called a ‘finger’.
  11. Bananas contain around 75% water, but healthy water. They have high nutritional value and are a healthy snack.
  12. Bananas contain a lot of potassium, making them more radioactive than other fruits. You don’t need to worry though as this naturally occurring radiation has very little effect on the body.

Oddly enough, I have had some very nauseating experiences after eating bananas since I was a young teen. I believe that it is the only food I am allergic to. Makes me sad, because I really do like them. 😦



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4 thoughts on “FOOD FACT FRIDAY ~ Bananas

  1. Hi Debbie, Bananas float in water, too. In USA 27 million Bananas are consumed-you better stay away from them!!! And…The Phrase “Going Bananas” comes from the connection of Monkey’s eating Bananas (just some trivia for ya on this TGIF)! Have a fun weekend. Cheryl

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