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.
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