medium size bananas weigh approximately 1 pound.
cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which
are known as fingers.
bananas ripen, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar. Therefore, the riper
the banana the sweeter it will taste.
are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber.
are America's #1 fruit.
are available all year-round. They are harvested every day of the year.
are great for athletic and fitness activity because they replenish necessary
carbohydrates, glycogen and body fluids burned during exercise.
have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
were officially introduced to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia
Centennial Exhibition. Each banana was wrapped in foil and sold for 10
cents. Before that time, bananas came to America on the decks of sailing
ships as sailors took a few stems home after traveling in the Caribbean.
2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most
involving people slipping on skins.
Eastern Africa you can buy banana beer. This beer is brewed from bananas.
96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.
horticulturists suspect that the banana was the earth's first fruit. Banana
plants have been in cultivation since the time of recorded history. One of
the first records of bananas dates back to Alexander the Great's conquest of
India where he first discovered bananas in 327 B.C.
The average American consumes over 28
pounds of bananas each year.