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FOOD FACT FRIDAY ~ Bananas

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. 😦

DMS

 

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FOOD FACT FRIDAY ~ Apples

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Here are 10 facts you may not have known about apples:

  1. More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States
  2. Only the crabapple is native to North America.
  3. Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
  4. Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated.
  5. The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds.
  6. Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.
  7. Apples are a member of the rose family.
  8. A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds. A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds.
  9. It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
  10. Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.

Apple season is upon us and are my favorite fruit! I have been enjoying them with peanut butter lately for an afternoon snack. What is your favorite way to eat apples?

Get to know your food!

DMS

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