Did you know these fascinating facts about Bananas?

  • A banana is an elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.
  • Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons.
  • More than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year in the world, making them the fourth most popular agricultural product.
  • Bananas grow on plants that are officially considered herb in nature.
  • Bananas are amazing pre-workout snacks as they have loaded with potassium that aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function during workouts.
  • India produces more bananas than any other country on the planet, accounting for about 28 percent of the worldwide crop.
  • Banana plants grow up to 25 feet high, and their leaves can grow to be 9 feet long and 2 feet wide. Their roots can be hundreds of years old.
  • Banana plants grow not from seeds but from bulbs.
  • A cluster of bananas is called a hand, and a single banana is called a finger. Each banana hand has about 10 to 20 fingers.
  • About 75 percent of the weight of a banana is water.
  • Wrapping banana stems tightly in cling wrap will make them last three to five days longer.
  • A monkey peels a banana upside down when compared to our method, which is pinching the top and splitting the skin before peeling it down to reveal the fruit. This is an easier and less damaging method of peeling a banana.