Thursday, September 9

B is for Bananas

Banana Facts



What are you thankful for today? Comment with something you are grateful for that starts with the letter Bb.



I'm grateful for Bananas.



Facts about bananas:
1. Bananas are berries: 
Scientifically, bananas qualify as berries, while strawberries do not.
2. World Record Consumption: 
In 2012, someone managed to peel and eat 8 bananas in 60 seconds, setting a world record.
3. The Big Banana Car: 
In 2011, there was a vehicle shaped like a banana. It was about 23 feet long and could reach speeds of up to 85mph.
4. Latex Allergy Link: 
People allergic to bananas may also have a latex allergy due to similar proteins in both.
5. Gros Michel: 
The original banana variety consumed was the Gros Michel, which was replaced due to disease with the variety we eat today.
6. Variety: 
There are over 1000 different types of bananas worldwide.
7. Marathon Record: 
A man from the United Kingdom set the record for the fastest marathon in a banana costume in 2016.
8. Nutritious: 
Bananas are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients.
9. Heart Health: 
Eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes due to their high potassium content.
10. Ancient Fruit: 
Bananas have been grown since ancient times and are native to Southeast Asia.


There are many things to be grateful for today and every day!















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