Thursday, March 17, 2011

American’s most popular fruit

Bananas are the American's 1st fruit, everybody's "favorite" fruit and also the first fruit on earth. According to the International Banana Association, banana plants have been in cultivation since history has been recorded.

  • Banana plant is in the same family as like lily and the orchid.
  • Bananas are one of the best sources of potassium
  • The minerals in banana that helps with heart function
  • Bananas protect against stomach ulcers
  • An average American eats over 28 pounds of bananas each year
  • More than 96 percent of U.S. households buy bananas at least once a month
  • Banana plants are the largest on earth that don't have woody stems
  • It helps to reduce your risk of kidney cancer
  • The riper the bananas will the sweeter the most. Since if banana continues to ripen, more of its starch is turned into sugar

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