Banana Facts

banana facts

Banana, the fruit that is loved by everyone. It is not only delicious but full of nutrition. In India’s most of the part it is considered as the sacred fruit and used as the main fruit for “Parshad”. In this post, you will read some interesting Banana Facts.

banana facts
Banana Facts

Banana Facts

Banana word came from the Arabic word “Banan” which means “Finger” and the scientific name of banana is ‘Musa Sapientum‘ which means ‘fruit of the wise man.

It does not grow on plants. It is grown on the world’s biggest herb. There is no wood in the banana tree. The whole tree is made up of tightly overlapped leaves.

Banana is bio-technically is a berry. Berries are a fruit that is grown from a single seed and contains seeds in it.

The raw banana can be cooked as a vegetable.

The first cultivated fruit by humans is none other than banana. The first farm of bananas is established in South Asia.

In the United States, the banana was first introduced in 1870.

There are more than 1000 different types of bananas and a few of the tests like strawberries.

India is the biggest producer of bananas in the world and produces 11 million tons of bananas every year.

Banana Peel

Most of the people in the world peel bananas upside down that is not the correct way to peel them.

The peel of the bananas is also edible and can be cooked.

Inside of the peel also can be used to polish the shoes.

Some people say that you can whiten your teeth by rubbing a banana peel on your teeth.

Some other people say that the inside of banana peel can also calm the mosquito’s bite irritation.

Health and Banana

Bananas do not have any fat and have potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, low calories, and tryptophan that making bananas perfect food.

Tryptophan in the banana makes you feel happier because this converts into serotonin which promotes relaxation and improve mood.

Two bananas give you enough energy for a 15-25 minutes workout. And it is used as a pre-workout and post-workout meal.

Banana is radioactive. But the radioactivity is very low and does not harm our bodies.

The ripening speed of banana can be controlled by humans

The ripening speed of bananas can be controlled like we can speed up or slow down the ripening process of bananas.

If you want to speed up the ripening speed of the banana then wrap it in the brown paper bag and add an apple in the bag to boost the process and to slow down the speed, wrap the banana in the polythene bag.

Banana can ripen after being plucked from the tree.

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