15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Bananas

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

  • #15 Formally, not formerly.

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

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

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

  • whoops! not #15, but rather #6

  • 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!

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

  • #17 Stop joking, just eat the banana

  • 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.

    • Yeah but what is usually called “unpalatable” elsewhere in the world is often considered “good” and “delicious” in India. Might have something to do with what you do with your left hand.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • Please guys, just let the banana be 🙂

  • 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!

  • whats up with the ripe-o-meter?

  • i love this bananas facts it is very nnnnnnnnniiiiiiiiiiiiicccccccceeeee and ggggggggggggggggooooooooooooooooodddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………

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

  • I thought Banana Republic states were named after the clothing they manufactured.

  • I’m never eating bananas again