Top 50 Fun Facts About Bananas

Fun facts about bananas








today I decided to bring you some banana facts because bananas are just too good I decided to bring you guys 50 fun facts about bananas, go grab a banana sit back relax and let's just peel right into it.

1- back in the day most Americans ate a different kind of banana the type of banana most people see in the supermarket today is called the Cavendish banana whereas the banana back in the day was known as gross Michelle.
these types of bananas basically became extinct around 1960 due to a fungus called Panama disease the grows Michelle is also said to taste much better than the Cavendish banana we have today.
Facts about bananas
Cavendish

2- there are over 1,000 different types of banana plants however almost all of them taste god-awful apparently because of this there is currently no substitute for the Cavendish banana so if for some reason the Cavendish banana were to become extinct like the gross Michelle we would kind of be out of luck so make sure to share this article right now because one share equals one prayer to help keep all fungus away from our precious bananas.
Fun Facts about bananas
3- the Musa Goldfinger is one of the few good tasting banana variants. however, it apparently doesn't taste like a banana at all and instead tastes a bit like an apple.

4- throughout the whole entire world, more than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year.

5- bananas are some of the cheapest fruits in the majority of supermarkets if not the cheapest.
6- banana peels are in fact not very slippery so the cartoons and Mario Cart have been lying to us this whole time.

7- if you've ever tasted banana flavored candy you'll know that they don't taste like actual bananas very much at all well this is actually because most banana flavored candy was modeled after the gross Michelle banana.

8- bananas were first introduced to Americans by Portuguese sailors who brought them from West Africa in the 16th-century.

9- the scent of a banana can suppress your appetite so if you're on a diet make sure to start sniffing some bananas.

10- the inside of banana peels can be used to clean polish and shine leather shoes and also polish silver.

11- mosquitoes are more attracted to individuals who have just eaten banana for some reason.

12- if someone is suffering from stomach ulcers eating bananas is proven to help reduce stomach pain.

13- one of the most annoying things about bananas would definitely be those stringy things that get stuck to it after you peel the fruit. however, if you peel a banana from the bottom to the top those stringy things will Mack it stuck to the fruit.

14- Hawaii is the only state in the US where bananas are grown commercially. however, back in the day, they were also grown in California and Florida most of the bananas we receive in America are grown in countries from South America and Latin America.

15- more than 96% of American households will buy bananas at least once a month.

16- bananas' first known appearance in written history came from the sixth century BC.

17- if you place a banana into a refrigerator the peel will turn dark brown or black making it appear like a rotten banana. however, looks can be deceiving because the fruit inside is not affected at all.

18- a cluster of bananas is known as a hand. and a single banana is known as a finger.

19- nearly half of the individuals who are allergic to latex are also allergic to bananas.

20- bananas have of course been heavily genetically altered over time. but originally bananas did contain seeds and technically they still do contain very tiny seeds but these tiny seeds serve no purpose.

21- bananas can float in water.

22- banana trees aren't actually trees. but instead, they are gigantic herbs number.

23- the average American eats 27 pounds of banana every year or 12 points 2 kilograms.

24- the average Ugandan eats up to 500 pounds of bananas every year or 227 kilograms. because of this Uganda has the highest average consumption of bananas per person in the whole entire world.

25- Patrick Whitman holds the record for the fastest marathon while dressed as a fruit which as you can guess was a banana this took place at the Barcelona marathon on March 6 of 2011 and he finished with a time of 2 hours 58 minutes and 20 seconds.

26-bananas have been depicted in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

27- bananas can naturally help prevent and stop hangovers and a banana milkshake is said to be a great cure for hangovers.

28- back in 1876 bananas were sold at ten cents apiece which if you think about it the price for each individual banana hasn't risen too much over time. but back then bananas were also sold wrapped in foil.

29- 104 recycled banana peels could create enough energy to power the average shower for ten minutes plus recycle.

30- 51 percent of all bananas are eaten for breakfast.

31- as of writing this article there are currently 1975 recipes involving bananas on foodnetwork.com.

32- never eat bananas and drink sprite at the same time trust me don't do it.

33- in the US release of final fantasy legend 2 due to Nintendo's strict censorship guidelines the opium smugglers in the game were changed to banana smugglers.

34- India produces more bananas than any other country which is 28% of all bananas produced worldwide.

35- back in 1976 some people out there attempted to smoke banana peels due to a magazine hoax that said you could extract hallucinogens from them needless to say it didn't work out too well .

36- humans share anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of our DNA with bananas so go take a look in the mirror because you are basically half a banana.

37- almost all of the Cavendish bananas are identical clones of each other which means that if some sort of fungus were to attack them like what happened with the gross Michelle bananas the Cavendish bananas could be easily wiped out.

38- some countries such as Japan use the fiber found in banana plants to make different fabrics and sometimes even different types of paper.

39- bananas are actually considered berries.

40- the banana trading industry is currently worth over five billion dollars.

41- this one goes out to all the ladies out there eating bananas can help relieve the pain caused by menstrual cramps you can thank me later.

42- it can take up to 70 years for a banana peel to completely decompose in Antarctica.

43- 75% of the weight of a banana is water.

44- the banana split was invented in 1904 by David Evan Strickler he did this when he was only 23 years old and an employee at the tassel pharmacy soda fountain in Latrobe Pennsylvania.

45- rubbing a banana peel on your forehead can help cure a headache because of the different nutrients found in the peel.

46- bananas are the best selling item at Walmart.

47- eating a banana can actually help make you feel happier this is because bananas are the only fruit that contains the amino acid tryptophan plus serotonin which is the natural chemical vitamin b6 which helps your body produce feeling down make sure to eat a banana your body creates to help lift your mood. so if you're having a bad day or just due to the high level of potassium that.

48- bananas are actually radioactive this is achieved naturally bananas contain however the level of bananas peeled and eaten in one-minute radiation is so low that it's not harmful at all.

49- the world record for the most bananas peeled and eaten in one minute was 8.


50- more songs have been written about bananas than any other fruit.

I hope you like it, see you bye ✋.
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