August 27th: National Banana Lovers Day

BANANAS!!!! I love my bananas.

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Every year at B&F I collect banana stickers. Mainly Chiquita, just because they are hilarious… and awesome. I always put them on the brim of my hat so my hat is usually covered with stickers by the end of the season. And last year we all had t-shirts made, and we got nicknames on the back. Mine was Chiquita ❤

Bananas go fabulous with any kind of ice cream! Scratch that, don’t eat it with the creme de minthe.

Fun BA-NA-Na Stuff:

The banana tree, isn’t a tree at all. In fact it is the largest flowering herbaceous plant. This plant grows, flowers, then dies down to ground level. The following year it regrows.  And the banana is a berry.

You would think that the bananas grew downward instead. Lol

Clusters of bananas are considered hands, and the single bananas are considered fingers.

Bananas are full of potassium. Like Potassium-40, which is radioactive. Who knew that something that is radioactive could be so tasty.

Bananas are considered the four largest agricultural product because over 100 billion bananas are consumed a year.

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Americans eat more bananas then any other kind of fruit. But the Ugandans have the highest consumption rate, with over 500 lbs per person per year. Americans consume an average of 26.2 lbs.

Bananas have an acid which aids the body in creating serotonin which is a chemical that can make you happy. Depressed? Eat a banana. In those Snicker commercials, it should be a banana.  Hahaha

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The Cavendish Banana is the most commercially sold banana.

There is a Banana Beer that is sold in Eastern Africa.

The brown spots on the banana as it ripens are actually sugar pockets that develop from starch. That’s why the really brown bananas are always good for banana breads!

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It is said that by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite or poison ivy, it helps alleviate the swelling and itching.

There over 1000 different types of bananas, but few are edible.

The easiest way to peel a banana is actually from what we consider the bottom. You just pinch and peel. It’s how the monkeys with their opposable thumbs do it!

Thanks to Gwen Stefani, I will always know how to spell bananas. And yes, I sing the song in my head whenever I write it down.

So make your favorite banana recipe today or go buy a some and eat to your hearts content, bananas have no fat! Just be careful of that potassium.

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