10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Bananas

10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Bananas
Savvy Maria

Savvy Maria

A teacher living in Cyprus trying to spread the vegan message and make the world a better place for human and non-human animals. Nutrition enthusiast, vegan foodie, panda obsessed & crazy dog lover
Savvy Maria

Going Bananas!

I don’t know about you guys, but I am just crazy about bananas! Hardly a day goes by that I don’t have any. In the last 6 months I think I’ve had banana ice cream every single day for breakfast!

Bananas are also great for snacking as well as an essential ingredient in smoothies! Basically everything tastes better with bananas!

The great thing about bananas is that in addition to being delicious, they are also very nutritious and satiating. And having bananas every day can have so many amazing health benefits!

Why are bananas so great, you ask? Well, let’s take a look!

  • High in iron and potassium.
  • Energy packed.
  • Great source of vitamin C and B6
  • Good supply of dietary fiber.
  • Awesome source of manganese and other nutrients such as folate,  carotene and magnesium.

 

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10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Bananas

Now that we’ve established how awesome bananas are for your health, let’s get to the fun part! Hold on to your hats! It’s time for some fun banana facts!

  • The scientific name for bananas is musa sapientum. That translates to ‘fruit of the wise men’!
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  • There is an actual banana museum! It’s called The Banana Club Museum and it’s located in California. The museum houses 17000 banana items! Crazy!

 

  • Runner Patrick Wightman from the UK, run the Barcelona Marathon in 2011 dressed as a banana! Now, that’s a banana fanatic right there!

 

  • Bananas are the 4th most popular agricultural product in the world. People consume more that 100 billion bananas every year!

 

  • More songs have been written about bananas than any other fruit! Here’s a taste!

 

  • Bananas technically don’t grow on trees. They actually grow on a plant officially classified as the world’s largest herb and is in the same family as lilies, orchids and palms!

 

  • Did you know that a cluster of bananas is called a hand? And that a single banana is called finger? No joke! Whole new meaning to giving somebody the finger!

 

  • There are banana varieties. The most fascinating ones include bubblegum pink bananas and green&white striped bananas!

 

  • Bananas are radioactive! This is due to their potassium content. But don’t be alarmed! It’s in such low levels that cannot cause any harm!

 

  • A man in India holds the record for eating 81 bananas in half an hour! Hmmm… how many vegans does it take to beat that?

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