Many of you might have enjoyed a banana for breakfast – or are probably thinking of doing so for lunch or dinner –, yet odds are few are aware of the fact that the 27th of August marks the celebration of the official Banana Lovers Day.
Seeing how green-oriented behaviors are more often than not linked to considerable considerations given to a well-balanced diet, in which fruits and vegetables take center stage, perhaps it would perhaps not be such a waste to take some time in order to talk about how bananas impact on our lives.
Besides the fact that countless jokes and even songs revolve around these fruits, rumor has it that about 100 billion bananas are eaten all around the world on a yearly basis.
Most of them come from India and Brazil, which apparently are world leaders when it comes to growing bananas.
Interestingly enough, it seems that Americans have an especially fruity-tooth when it comes to bananas, something easily proven by the fact that they consume about 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) of these fruit annually.
In case you were wondering, this makes bananas the most appreciated fruit in this country.
informs us that bananas are one of the healthiest natural choices presently available in supermarkets. This is because they contain high amounts of fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, B6 and manganese, not to mention the fact that they help keep various health conditions well under control.
One thing you may not know about bananas is that they do not in fact grow on trees. Quite the contrary: the plant that “fathers” them is a herbaceous plant of the same family with lilies, orchids and palms.
As well as this, some regions in Eastern Africa use this fruit as a main ingredient for producing beer. Some people argue that banana beer is pretty much your run-off-the-mill alcoholic beverage, only that it is sometimes used in rituals and ceremonies.