Bananas, indeed one of the most favorite fruits of everyone in the world. They are healthy and definitely yummy. Change your snack game, instead of eating all those calories found in chocolates go for a banana and put your appetite under your control. Even though banana is a fruit, you probably haven’t heard a lot of interesting and weird facts about it. So take a look at these 5 weird facts that you didn’t know until today about your most favorite fruit.
Bananas, except being very delicious are obviously one of the most healthy sources of food found in the world. They are rich in a lot of vitamins like B1, B2, B6 which are really good for your mental health and they also contain magnesium, zinc, calcium etc. If you want to lower the risk of having a stroke or heart attack, then bananas are your fruit. Though take care with their intake, since they have a few calories extra than the other fruits.
If you haven’t heard yet, then you could be surprised of all the types of bananas that you can find in the world. There is the one type Cavendish, that you can find everywhere but there are actually a lot more types that you could try on while exploring the world. There is the Candy Apple Banana which is really really sweet and that is why it is called candy, and there is this other one called Musa Belle, used in Indonesia in a few dishes, and of course you can find other types in the Caribbean islands, where some of the banana types are used in a lot of local dishes.
What if there were no bananas in the world? What would Americans do? Since 96% of the Americans buy bananas every month, then this would be a big deal for them! And yes we should be worried since in 1965 a fungal disease called Panama wiped off all the Gros Michel banana and now the most used one is the Cavendish type. However, the companies that deal with the banana cultivation are trying to find other types to start cultivating them and stop bananas from going extinct.
Each one of us that has ever been on a diet knows that bananas and weight aren’t such a good combination. Of course, it is way better waking up to a banana than a piece of chocolate, but we cannot deny the fact that they are a few calories up than other fruits. However, if you want to lose some weight and get fit, ripe bananas might be the one for you. They will actually help you lose weight so eat them one hour before hitting the gym so it could give you a lot of energy!
Bananas not only that are very healthy and delicious but it seems that they can be used for different purposes too. They have some healing powers as well. When dealing with minor burns, or the bite of a mosquito rub the peel of the banana in that spot and you will see that the pain will be gone. A lot of people use bananas to whiten their teeth and you could try it too, but they also use its peel to shine their shoes and silver from the high level of magnesium and potassium it contains.