The standard bananas that you find every day at your homes are rich in nutrients and are associated with some interesting facts that you have never been aware of all this time. Read on to know more about these facts.
If you thought bananas were just yellow or green, you are wrong. They are available in various colors like purple, red and brown as well.
Eating one banana a day will give you 20% and 10% of your daily magnesium and potassium requirements respectively.
If bananas need to be exported, they are plucked when they are unripe and packed in this. Ethylene is then sued to ripen the bananas whenever needed.
According to an analysis conducted by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, the smell of bananas is so strong that it can satisfy your hunger by giving you the feeling of actually having eaten it.
5.Rich in water content
Water constitutes nearly 75% of bananas; therefore, when you eat a banana you feel quite full. This is also one of the main reasons why people eat bananas when they feel dehydrated.
6.Leaders in production and consumption
Indian is the leading producer of bananas in the world followed by Uganda and China. When it comes to consumption, Sweden occupies the first rank.
Every year, around 100 billion bananas are consumed by people all over the globe. Therefore, it is currently the 4th biggest agricultural product on the plant, following the other big crops like wheat, rice, and corn.
People who ate bananas on a regular basis were found to be quite happy and in a better mind frame always, thanks to the presence of natural chemicals in the fruit.
Most of the fruits like apple or berries that are loaded with nutrients cost a lot. However, bananas are available at throwaway prices in spite of being packed with natural chemicals and other nutrients.
We usually throw off the banana skill after peeling the fruit off. However, the skin works wonders as a beauty treatment. Make a paste of the peel and apply it on your face to get rid of acne and for relief against insect bites, burns, etc.
Bananas are highly effective in improving the overall immunity of the human body. Therefore, it helps to reduce problems like morning sickness, blood pressure and more.
12.Rich in Vitamin C
If you thought only citrus fruits like lemon and orange were rich in Vitamin C, you probably don’t know about bananas. Bananas give you 15% of the Vitamin C content that you need per day.
13.Ideal for diarrhea
When you are suffering from acute dysentery or diarrhea, doctors prescribe you a natural diet of BRAT (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast).
14.Easy ripening process
If you buy unripe bananas from the store and want to ripen them at home naturally, you just have to put them in a bag containing an uncut and unpeeled apple. The ethylene gas that the apple emanates is enough to ripen the bananas.
15.Work out food
If you are planning for an intense workout session and want the energy and stamina for the same, eat a couple of bananas first. You are ready to go for about 90 minutes of a rigorous workout then.
16.Bananas are not fruits
In reality, a banana is a berry. This is because it is formed from a flower that has a single ovary.
Bananas are highly recommended for you if you are planning to lose weight naturally. This is because these are low in carbohydrates and rich in water & other nutrients.
18.Perfect for pregnant women
Since bananas are rich in Vitamin C, folic acid, iron and other nutrients, it is ideal for expectant mothers. When they eat bananas regularly, they don’t have to take external iron or folic acid supplements.
19.Do not grow on trees
So where do bananas grow then? They grow from a root that creates a stem above the ground. It belongs to the “herb” type.
This was the name given to companies that were under the control of big banana businesses that aimed for producing huge crops.
It is known as a finger, a group of bananas is known as a hand.
22.Perfect for hangovers
Are you suffering from a severe hangover from the party last night? Eat a couple of bananas and feel instant freshness washing over you, to your great relief.
Though it seems quite weird, humans share close to 50% of their DNAs with these wonder berries.
24.Good for the heart
Eating bananas daily can make your heart function better, and it reduces your risk to cardiac problems, strokes and other kinds of cancers.
When you visit California, do not miss the Banana Club Museum. This is a place that introduces you to around 17000 banana items!