These facts are bananas.  B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

These facts are bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Banana Facts:

  • Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the American diet.
  • Bananas grow on plants that are officially considered an herb.
  • The banana is actually classified as a berry.
  • Bananas may be considered a mood enhancer because it contains the amino acid, tryptophan and Vitamin B6 that helps the body produce serotonin.
  • The bananas we eat today, the Cavendish, are different from pre-1960s’ bananas, the Gros Michael, as those have been wiped out by “the panama disease.”
  • Bananas can help lower blood pressure and protect heart health due to high potassium and low salt content.
  • The inside of a banana peel can help relieve itching and inflammation, such as from bug bit or poison ivy.
  • Bananas are great pre-workout snacks because they are loaded with potassium that aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function during work outs.