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Today is banana lovers day!

 

·     The cluster of bananas sold in supermarkets is a "hand" of bananas, while the individual bananas on the hand are called fingers.

 

·     The strings that go up and down the length of bananas are called Phloem Bundles. They help distribute nutrients to every part of the growing bananas.

 

·     The yellow bananas that are most often sold in supermarkets are sometimes called "dessert bananas" because they are soft and sweet.

 

·     Plantains are a type of banana that are not as sweet and are usually cooked. While not as commonly eaten in North America, plantains are a dietary staple in many tropical regions.

 

·     Worldwide, bananas are the fourth largest fruit crop.

 

·     About 50-percent of people who are allergic to latex are often also allergic to bananas.

 

·     India is the #1 banana producer in the world.

 

·     The most popular banana cultivar in the world is the Cavendish. This is the banana most often seen in U.S. and European markets.

 

(Source: HealthDiaries.com)

 

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