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Go Bananas: A Bunch of Reasons to Love this Fruit

There are a bunch of reasons to go Bananas!

Fact's about Bananas

  • The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”
  • Thanks to its oil, rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite (or other bug bite) or on poison ivy will help keep it from itching and getting inflamed.
  • More than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year in the world, making them the fourth most popular agricultural product
  • Bananas are low in calories and have no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol. 
  • Nutritionally, bananas are wonderful – a 4 oz. medium banana has just 100 calories, but 3 grams of fiber, 20% of your daily value of magnesium, and 10% of your daily potassium needs. It is a good source of vitamin C as well! A banana after a workout, along with plenty of water, can help replenish you more effectively and cheaply than any energy drink?

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  • The average American eats 27 pounds of bananas each year!
  • If you peel a banana from the bottom up you won't get the string things.
  • An individual banana is called a finger. A bunch of bananas is called a hand.
  • You can use the inside of a banana peel to polish patent leather shoes.
  • The phrase "going bananas" was first recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary because of the banana's connection with monkeys.

Keep reading for the top articles about Bananas!

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Topics: Eating, Family, Food

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