Bananas!

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Hello world!

Today I’m going to tell you about bananas! Personally, I love bananas, and I usually have one before I go to bed if I’m still hungry. I heard that they help make you sleepy! Well, today I’m going to test that theory. I’ve been doing some research, and here are 20 facts about this amazing fruit.

  • There are about five different species of bananas. The Cavendish banana, the plantain banana, the Saba banana, the Musa acuminata, and the Musa balbisiana banana.
  • In Mecca California, there is a Banana Club Museum.
  • Potassium, magnesium, fiber, protein, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 all reside in a banana peel.
  • If you rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for a few minutes every night, for a couple of weeks, it can naturally whiten your teeth.
  • Mashed banana with a tablespoon of heavy cream and honey makes a great conditioner that helps get rid of dry, and damaged hair.
  • To help cure a headache, rubbing a banana peel on your forehead helps.
  • A way to polish leather shoes is to rub the inside of a banana peel on the shoe.
  • Songs have been written about bananas more often than other fruits.
  • In India, a man once ate 81 bananas in half an hour.
  • Technically, bananas are actually berries.
  • A cluster of bananas are called a hand.
  • A single banana is called a finger.
  • The banana split was invented in 1904 by David Evans Strickler.
  • You can eat a banana peel if it’s cooked.
  • According to research, bananas can help lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even some kinds of cancer.
  • The banana species Gros Michel went extinct in 1965 due to a fungal disease called Panama.
  • Bananas are at risk of going extinct, due to another Panama disease. If it infects one variety, it can infect all of them.
  • Bananas actually help boost your cheerfulness, and can elevate your mood, due to tryptophan, which is an amino acid that converts to serotonin, which boosts your cheerfulness when you have lots in your brain.
  • There are actually over 1000 kinds of banana plants in the world today, but most are disgusting.
  • Since bananas have high contents of potassium and magnesium, which naturally relax muscles, bananas do help you sleep! 🙂

There you are! 20 facts about bananas! As it turns out, they do help you sleep! I hope you all enjoyed and learned something from this post!

Do you know any fun facts about fruit? What is your favourite fruit?

Happy blogging!

Gabi

 

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Facts and information gathered from:

Banana Police

Today I found out

Wikipedia

8 thoughts on “Bananas!

  1. Sarah

    Hey Gabi, it’s Sarah.
    I didn’t think you’d actually post this! I love it! Last year I actually heard your fact #4, the one about rubbing a banana peel on your teeth, and I actually did it for a while. Then I got braces and stopped because then, banana got stuck in my braces like crazy. It was like grating cheese with my teeth! But I took a picture before and after, and I noticed a bit of a difference actually. Also. I get a lot of headaches and migraines from not eating enough, so maybe if I eat the banana AND rub the peel on my forehead will help, even though I’m skeptical. I LIKE YOUR BANANA FACTS.
    Have a great day!
    ~Sarah

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    1. Gabi Post author

      Hey Sarah!
      Thanks for your comment!
      It is kind of weird how banana peels make your teeth whiter. I liked your description of ‘grating cheese with your teeth’! I dare you to try rubbing the peel on your head when you get a headache.
      I’m glad you like my banana facts!
      Happy blogging!
      Gabi

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  2. Abbey

    Hello Gabi,
    I love how you made a post on bananas! Reading it makes me want to eat one! Lots of these facts surprised me, especially the fact that says you can rub a banana peel on your forehead to help stop a headache. That’s crazy! My favorite fruit would probably be a watermelon. Did you know, that 92 percent of watermelon is water, and the other 6 percent is sugar? Before I learned that fact, I thought it would be around 40 percent water! I think this banana post is really original, and I learned a lot about bananas today. Goodbye and have a nice day!
    Sincerely, Abbey

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    1. Gabi Post author

      Hey Abbey!
      Thanks for your comment!
      I got a pretty strong craving for bananas after I wrote this post too! Some of these facts are pretty crazy! I was super surprised as well when I found out about the headache one. I like watermelon too! I had no idea watermelon had that much water! I’m glad you enjoyed my post!
      Happy blogging!
      Gabi

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  3. Aziza

    I never knew that their were so many facts about bananas come visit my blog athttps://kidblog.org/class/baderbunch6-2/posts?author=1rvmqly2kbuwhl59027mduj8p and look for the name Aziza.C

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    1. Gabi Post author

      Hello Aziza!
      Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you liked my banana facts! I was really surprised there were so many, too! I might try out some of these things sometime, as well. It’s nice to have random facts in your pocket to tell people whenever the subject pops up. I’ll be sure to go check out your blog soon!
      Happy blogging!
      Gabi

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  4. Braxton

    Hi Gabi
    I never knew so much about bananas the only thing I knew was that they taste good. last spring break I tried a plantain chip and it tasted like a regular chip I thought it would taste sweet like a banana chip but I was wrong .

    Happy Blogging, Braxton

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    1. Gabi Post author

      Hey Braxton!
      Thanks for your comment!
      I like bananas too, I think they go really well in smoothies. Those banana chips do taste a little weird, and I remember having them all the time when I was little. I always thought they tasted a little to sweet and salty for a banana chip. I’m glad you liked my banana facts!
      Happy blogging!
      Gabi

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