Banana Facts & Fun!

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DID YOU KNOW*:

  • The first cultivated fruit in this world is probably banana. It is believed that the first banana farms came to existence in Southeast Asia.

  • Did you know that a bunch of bananas is called a hand? Yes, a hand! A single banana in a bunch is known as a finger. A bunch can weigh up to 100lbs. and have 400 fingers!

  • You know what? Bananas won’t drown in water. Drop a banana in water and it       will float.

  • One banana has 89 calories, 1.1 grams of protein, 0.3 grams of fat and 22.8 grams    of carbs.

  • For replenishing energy and electrolytes, bananas can be MORE effective than    sports drinks!

  • Bananas may support gut health and blood sugar.

  • The banana peel may have the capability to extract heavy metal from water.

  • The largest producers of bananas are India (29 million tons) and China (11 million tons) annually.

*Factslegend.org