Bananas

@Anne18 (11036)
June 20, 2008 5:04am CST
Did you know that there is more to this fruit than a super slippery skin??? The word banana comes from the Arabic for finger, 'banan'. Bunches of bananas are known as hands. Bananas originally come from Asia-- Alexander the Great stumbled upon the fruit in India in 327BC. Banana plants grow up to 9m and look like tress. But did you know their trunks aren't woody, so they're the world's biggest herb! Bananas aren't always yellow- some are red! I have never sen a red banana. If you can't concentrate, eat a banana! The potassium- packed fruit makes you more alert. Bananas give out gases that make other fruit next to them ripen faster. HO HO!!!! Why are bananas never lonely? Because they hang around in bunches
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I have heard that if there is any one food that is near perfect, that it is the banana. I know they're very rich in potassium, but I wonder what else it is that would give it such a high rating?
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Wow thanks for all this information on Bananas . I did not know a whole lot about them and I love them . I have never seen a red one either . I wonder how the taste . I will have to look that up , I am curious
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Thank you for posting this informative bit. Now I know it's from the Arabic word "banan". I love bananas. I make sure I snack on them in the office.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
25 Jun 08
yes i have always called bananas brain food.i have never seen a red banana.i come from the banana country,here in australia and have always loved bananas as we use to grow them.lady fingers are mty favourite.cheers sue
@dpk262006 (56163)
• Delhi, India
25 Jun 08
Anne, what an interesting information you have furnished about Banana. I did not know this much of details. Thanks for letting us know the hidden facts about banana. I love this fruit, because it is always tasty and delicious and it is cheaper also, in comparison to some other fruits.
• India
22 Jun 08
Generally i love Fruits. That too banana, i like very much. since its sweety in nature. i like to have more bananas,if i get. when u are unable to have food for a time, have atleast one banana, (2 or 3 recommended) it will serve the necessary nutrients for that time.
• United States
20 Jun 08
That was cute! . I eat one banana every day for the potassium and because I like the taste.
@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
20 Jun 08
Hey Anne, I didn't know so much about banana until I read your post here. It's really interesting to read. Now I know that banana can help me to concentrate. It's summer and examination time now. Maybe eating some bananas can help. When I was young, we had some banana trees in our village. I watched them to ripe. We also cut a banana trunk while we went to swimming. We used it as a boat. Those who could swim well sit in the front to guide those who could not swim that well. It's quite interesting.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
20 Jun 08
I love bananas, I didn't know there were red ones, I wonder if they taste the same..they are good for you and they are my favourite fruit but I can't eat too many as the potassium is not good with my high blood pressure medication...but I still sneak one every now and then...