15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Bananas

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  1. Mike September 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Probably didn’t know fact #16 – About 50 percent of people who are allergic to latex are often also allergic to bananas. Great Graph!

  2. John September 22, 2010 at 11:35 am - Reply

    #15 Formally, not formerly.

  3. Icechen1 September 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I already know half of them, I guess I’m old…

  4. Jack Vermicelli September 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    “Sofenting”? Really? Spell-check is pretty ubiquitous these days.

  5. Trevor October 5, 2010 at 1:50 am - Reply

    #15 doesn’t take into account Marijuana, which i’m pretty sure beats out at least bananas……………..

  6. Trevor October 5, 2010 at 1:53 am - Reply

    whoops! not #15, but rather #6

  7. Bob October 8, 2010 at 1:20 am - Reply

    FYI I’m pretty sure seratonin is not found in Prozac. Prozac is a seratonin re-uptake inhibitor, meaning that it aids your brain in processing its own seratonin. Seratonin can also cause mania and anxiety, among many other things. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that’s the deal. In any case very interesting, and I enjoyed it!

  8. Phil E. Drifter October 9, 2010 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Trevor, we’re not speaking Mexican Spanish, so call it by it’s English name: cannabis.

  9. Reynaldo December 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    #17 Stop joking, just eat the banana

  10. M Krishnamachary December 15, 2010 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Diabetics are advised not to eat bananas cos of sweetness in excess. But, considering the many other nutritional aspects a banana or two must be eaten daly. So many varieties we have in India. The state of Kerala consumes most. One variety ‘nendram’ is 15 to 20 inches long and is generally eaten when ripe after keeping it for a few seconds in warm ashes by the village folk. Considered a substitute of rice and wheat. Well informed by the article written about banana.

  11. WestIndian December 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Umm, did you know that while the banana is green its edible if you slice off the ends and boil it. A lot of West Indians eat boiled green banana. Tastes good with a bit of butter…YUM!

  12. DanW May 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Serotonin is definitely not found in Prozac, or any other medication for that matter.

  13. Erwan July 1, 2011 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Nice, except that the banana is only ripe at the last described stage. This is when all the starches have turned to readily available fructose, requiring no digestion to be assimilated.

    It is ridiculous how 99% of people do not own the basic survival skill of picking ripe fruit, and always eat green or yellow bananas, thinking that spots indicate overripeness.

  14. demonslayer April 20, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Please guys, just let the banana be :-)

  15. NaturalSelfHeal April 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    One recent fact: Dark patches on the banana skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) and this element helps to fight abnormal cells. The darker the patches and the riper banana is, the better anti-cancer qualities!

  16. asdf April 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    whats up with the ripe-o-meter?

  17. khushi sahu September 20, 2013 at 3:19 am - Reply

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  18. George October 16, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Great infographic!

  19. Adi C May 1, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Everyone is assuming they meant serotonin is in Prozac. I think that they meant Amino Acid, Tryptophan, and Vitamin B6 are in Prozac.

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