Banana plant in principle does not have a solid, like a tree, a trunk. Its thick stalk, which is about 40 centimeters in diameter, can reach up to 10 meters in height! Surprisingly, on one such stem can accommodate 300 banana fruits, the total weight of which is 500 kg.
The color of the banana, to which we are accustomed, is yellow. However, in nature there are also red bananas, which have a more tender flesh. It is this feature that prevents them from being transported. can quickly deteriorate.
Seychelles Island MAO grows not only yellow and red, but even “golden” and even black bananas! Local residents of the island use them as a side dish to various dishes of shellfish and lobsters.
If you have a shortage of vitamin B6, then it is in the banana it contains several times more than in other fruits. And even in dried bananas, there are many more calories than in fresh fruits.
The greatest number of bananas is grown in countries such as Brazil and India.
From Latin, the word “banana” (“musa sapientum”) is translated as “the fruit of a wise man,” and the very word banana comes from Arabic and translates as “finger.”
In world records on the number of absorbed bananas, a staggering imagination is set – 81 bananas per hour!
Bananas are on the fourth place for consumption of crops after rice, corn and wheat.
Most of all the bananas are eaten in Uganda.
In the 1930s, in Fascist Germany, a banana was considered unpatriotic fruit. German doctors in every way propogandirovali harm bananas, saying that because of them you can get a turn of the intestines, and the owners of fruit shops hung out posters – “This patriot eats only German apples.”
In one banana fruit contains about 300 mg of potassium – a microelement, which in an amazing way helps the body to fight hypertension and malfunctions in the heart. Therefore, daily consumption of bananas contributes to the improvement of well-being and strengthening of the heart muscle.