Category Archives: Banana Fruit

Where are Bananas Grown?

Did you know that bananas are the world’s largest herb, the world’s most popular fruit, and the fourth most widely consumed food for humans? There are several banana plantations all over 130 banana-producing countries worldwide. These plantations are basically a commercial agricultural facility found in countries that enjoy tropical climates. While banana plants may grow […]

How to Store and Select Bananas

How to Store and Select Bananas Bananas are usually harvested when green. In stores, you can usually find a range of colors from green to yellow, with brown spots. Your choice should be based on when you want to eat the banana: greener ones last more days, while yellow and brown-spotted bananas should be eaten […]

History of Bananas

The banana as we know it today is a specifically-grown species of the wild banana. It originated from seed bearing relatives in the Pacific and the South-East of Asia. The wild banana was not edible, but it was discovered that by crossing two inedible, wild species, one could grow a sterile plant that bore the […]

Health Benefits of Bananas

Bananas consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, which makes them ideal for an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy Reducing Depression Bananas contain tryptophan, an aminoacid that can be converted to serotonin, leading to improved mood Anemia Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body’s hemoglobin function Constipation […]

Dogs and Bananas

Most pet owners could never say no to the beseeching look in their pet’s eyes. It is pretty much certain that dog owners would not falter giving just about everything to the pet. In fact, loving pet owners consider dogs as family members—even feeding them with human food. Of course, it’s a matter of pride […]

Do Bananas Have Seeds?

Do bananas have seeds? The answer to this question can be summarized as such: The yellow bananas that we eat (Actinidia deliciosa) do have seeds, but they’re so small they’re not functional (meaning, they are not useful for the plant’s reproduction). Wild banana varieties carry much bigger seeds, necessary for the plant’s reproduction If we […]

Bananas Nutrition Facts

Bananas, raw Refuse: 36% (Skin) Scientific Name:  Musa X paradisiaca NDB No: 09040 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion) Nutrient Units Value per 100 grams Number of Data Points Std. Error Proximates Water g 74.91 20 0.286 Energy kcal 89 0 Energy kj 371 0 Protein g 1.09 12 0.022 Total lipid (fat) g 0.33 […]

Do Bananas Cure Hangovers?

Bananas Cure Hangovers Ever heard that bananas remedy hangovers? Alcohol is healthy up to some extent. However, a person must be wary of his unique alcohol tolerance so as not to end up with a nasty hangover the next day. Having too much to drink causes your body to lose potassium. This is why bananas […]

Do Bananas Cause Leg Cramps?

Each and every cell in your body needs potassium. Potassium is a nutrient that is basically involved in many bodily functions. Your body needs potassium to ensure proper digestion, skeletal and muscle contraction, as well as chemical and electrical stimulation. While potassium is very vital to the body, excessive levels or hyperkalemia, can cause serious […]

Bananas and Flea Control

At some point, pet owners will experience the misery of fleas. An infestation in one pet can spread to other pets, and even invading your home to your misery. Once fleas have taken hold, you will definitely rush yourself to the market and buy costly flea control products. Well, the good thing is you don’t […]