Banana Trivia


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Banana Trivia

A cluster of bananas is known as a hand and the 10 or 20 bananas found in the hand are called fingers.

The starch found in bananas turns to sugar as the banana ripens, thus as the banana ripens the sweeter it becomes.

A banana plant is the largest plant that does not have a wood stem. They are considered a giant herb in the family along with orchids, palms, and lilies.

Bananas are harvested every day of the year and are available for consumers year round.

Bananas replenish necessary nutrients burned during physical exercise such as glycogen, body fluids, and carbohydrates. They are also a great source for dietary fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium. Bananas have not cholesterol, fat, or sodium.

Bananas are grown in Latin and South America and are not grown commercially in the continental United States.

Bananas do not ripen on the plant. If left on the plant many times, they split open and the pulp has a different type of texture and flavor. Bananas are cut green and left in moist storage area to ripen slowly.

Bananas were first seen by Americans at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. They were wrapped in foil and the price was 10 cents each.

Friar Tomas is the person accredited to bringing bananas to the Caribbean in 1516 where he planted the roots in the rich soil of the tropics.

Banana beer can be found in eastern Africa.

The banana leaf is used in South East Asia such as Americans use plastic wrap.

The largest producer of bananas is India, which grows 16.5 million in 2002, next is Brazil with 6.5 million in 2002.

Over 28 pounds of bananas are eaten by the average American every year
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Banana Trivia

Banana Trivia

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