BANANAS!

The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.” Well the wow facts about these fruits are BANANAS! too.


WOW FACTS:

  • Humans share about 50% of their DNA with bananas!

  • Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite can help keep it from itching

  • Bananas can help improve your mood and lower blood pressure

  • Bananas can float in water

  • Bananas are actually classified as berries

  • Some cultures use the fiber in the banana plant to make fabric and sometimes even paper

  • A man in India once ate 81 bananas in a half hour

  • Bananas are low in calories and have no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol. They contain vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6

  • Research shows that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease the risk of getting some cancers

  • Wrapping banana stems tightly in cling wrap will make them last three to five days longer

  • If you put a banana in the refrigerator, the peel will turn dark brown or black, but it won’t affect the fruit inside

Crazy right?!

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