Banana is a berry. Banana plant – the largest plant that does not have a solid trunk. The stem of banana grass sometimes reaches 10 meters in height, and 40 centimeters in diameter. On one such stalk hangs as a rule 300 fruit with a total weight of 500 kg.
The first president of Zimbabwe was Kanaan Banana.
Bananas are not only yellow , but also red . The reds have a more tender flesh, and they do not tolerate transportation.
Bananas contain more vitamin B6 than other fruits. It is known that this vitamin is responsible for a good mood.
By weight, the harvest of bananas is the second largest crop in the world , ahead of the grapes in third place, and second only to oranges.
India and Brazil produce more bananas than any other country in the world.
Bananas are almost one and a half times more potatoes than potatoes , and in dried bananas, five times more calories than in raw. In one banana contains up to 300 mg of potassium, which helps to fight with increased blood pressure and strengthens the heart muscle. Each of us needs 3 or 4 grams of potassium per day.
Mait Lepik from Estonia won the world’s first banana eating competition for speed . He managed to eat 10 bananas in 3 minutes . His secret was in the absorption of bananas along with the skin – so he saved time.
The Latin banana is called “musa sapientum”, which means “the fruit of a wise man” .
The world record for the absorption of bananas for 1 hour – 81 bananas.