51 Interesting Banana Nutrition Facts


Banana is an elongated and edible fruit. It is the most common food consumed by the people all over the world. It is green in color when raw and turns yellow when ripened. 100 gram of banana gives you 89 calories of energy. 

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51 Interesting Banana Nutrition Facts

  1. Bananas float in water because they are less dense in comparison.
  2. The bananas are actually classified as a berry.
  3. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the American diet.
  4. There are more than 1,000 types of bananas in the world, which are subdivided into 50 groups.
  5. Bananas are both a fruit and not a fruit. The banana plant is colloquially called a banana tree but it's actually a herb distantly related to ginger.
  6. Japan uses fiber in the banana plant to make fabric and sometimes even paper.
  7. Rubbing the inside peel of banana on mosquito bite or on poison ivy will help keep it from itching and getting inflamed.
  8. To whiten your teeth naturally, rub the inside peel of banana on your teeth for 2 minutes every night. It works because of the effect of the magnesium, potassium and manganese in the banana peel.
  9. Rubbing a banana peel on your forehead can help cure a headache.
  10. Bananas and banana peels make great fertilizer because of their phosphorous and potassium content.
  11. The inside of banana peel can be used to clean and polish leather shoes.
  12. Americans eat an average of 27 pounds of bananas per person per year.
  13. 51% of bananas are eaten for breakfast at home.
  14. Bananas are low in calories and have no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol. Bananas contain vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber.
  15. Banana peels are actually edible if cooked.
  16. Bananas ripen best if they are picked when green.
  17. If you put banana in refrigerator, the peel will turn dark brown and black, but it won't affect the fruit inside.
  18. Humans share about 50% of our DNA with bananas.
  19. If a person is allergic to banana, they have an increased risk of being allergic to latex.
  20. Running the inside peel of banana on a wart daily for 2 weeks can remove the wart on the infected area.
  21. Banana is the fourth most popular agricultural product worldwide.
  22. India produces the most banana than any other country.
  23. A cluster of bananas is called a hand and a single banana is called finger.
  24. 75% of the weight of a banana is water.
  25. Research show that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  26. Bananas help to fight against depression. They contain serotonin, a natural substance that alleviates depression.
  27. Bananas have a total of 89 calories per 100 grams.
  28. Walmart sells more bananas than any other item.
  29. There are more trade restrictions on bananas than on AK-47s.
  30. Bananas give off radiation.
  31. Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.
  32. Separating bananas from the bunch slows down the ripening process.
  33. There are red bananas that taste a bit like raspberries,
  34. Bananas are good for the eyes. They have Vitamin A in small amount. Vitamin A improves night vision and maintains normal vision.
  35. More songs have been written on bananas than about any other fruits.
  36. Wild bananas are completely full of seeds and are only barely edible. Commercially grow bananas that are cultivated specifically for consumption do not have seeds.
  37. Bananas began to be developed in Africa about 650 AD.
  38. There is a Banana Club Museum in California, filled with 17,000 different banana items.
  39. A thief in Mumbai was forced to eat 48 bananas so that the gold chain he swallowed could be removed from his body by the police.
  40. Uganda has the highest average per person consumption of bananas in the world. Ugandans eat an average around 500 pounds of banana per person per year.
  41. Bananas may improve digestive health.
  42. As a good dietary source of potassium, bananas may be especially beneficial for maintaining healthy kidney.
  43. Banana fibers can be used to purify water.
  44. Banana fibers are used to make ropes and tea bags.
  45. The world record for the most bananas peeled and eaten in a minute are 8.
  46. Bananas are sterile; you can't sow seeds and grow them. They are grown by cutting a piece from another plant, sort of cloning.
  47. Portuguese colonizers introduced bananas to America.
  48. Musa sapientum is the scientific name for banana.
  49. In China, seductively eating a banana during a live stream is illegal.
  50. In the Philippines, Bananas are used in place of tomatoes to make Ketchup.
  51. The scent of bananas may help you lose weight.
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