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10 Unusual Facts About Bananas!

10 Unusual Facts About Bananas!

10 Unusual Facts About Bananas!

I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a nice ripe banana. I forgot to follow up Why don’t Bananas have seeds with a fact list about bananas. So, I’m doing it now! Enjoy!

Banana Facts

  • Bananas are the number one best-selling item at Walmarts across the United States.
  • Banana trees aren’t trees at all but rather the world’s largest herb.
  • Strangely, unlike raspberries and strawberries bananas are technically berries.
  • There are more than 1,000 different types of bananas in existence!
  • Bananas grow in clusters called “hands, and individual fruits are known as “fingers.” Many hands of bananas make up a larger stalk referred to as a “bunch,” which contains as many as 170 bananas.
  • The average American consumes 28 lb (13 kg) each year.

Cavendish Bananas

  • The yellow banana in the grocery store is a Cavendish banana
  • The Cavendish is the most common and most widely exported type worldwide.
  • Cavendish Bananas are a combination of two types of bad tasting and seed filled bananas.
  • When combined they produce the tasty, seedless but sterile Cavendish banana you know and love.

Bonus Fact:

  • Humans and bananas share a genetic similarity of 60 percent!

10 Unusual Facts About Bananas!

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