Trivia

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The Surprising Science Behind the World's Most Popular Fruit

Bananas are delicious and extremely healthy

What?
Other colours?

Yes, there are many different types of bananas (over a 1,000!). And while they all have roughly the same shape, they’re not
all yellow in color.

Our yellow friend, the Cavendish, is the one we all know and love. It’s the most common and most widely exported. It is named after Musa Cavendishii and was first grown at Chatsworth House in the UK in 1830.

Yellow

Bananas are berries, scientifically speaking

The banana is scientifically classified as a berry, whereas the strawberry is not. 
Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Bananas meet these criteria, so do eggplants, grapes and oranges. Also: the banana tree is actually the world’s largest herb. Mind is blown, right?

What a bunch!

In 2001, a bunch of bananas from the Canary Islands took the title in Guinness World Records as it held 473 individual bananas or “fingers” and weighed a whopping 130kg.

Genetically related

We share about 50% of our DNA with bananas. Many of the “housekeeping” genes that are necessary for basic cellular function, such as for replicating DNA, are shared between many plants (including bananas) and animals.

Curvy Canoe

Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons. They float in water because they are less dense in comparison. And we don’t mean those banana boats you see on vacation!

A banana is climacteric, which means it continues to ripen because of the increased ethylene production and a rise in cellular respiration.

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17th April - World Banana Day

FACTS

Our yellow curvy friends are the most popular fruit in the world. In celebration of the World Banana Day we gathered some mind-blowing trivia facts that you probably didn't know.

BANANAS!

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17th April - World Banana Day

FACTS

Our yellow curvy friends are the most popular fruit in the world. In celebration of the World Banana Day we gathered some mind-blowing trivia facts that you probably didn't know.

Bananas are delicious and extremely healthy

Bananas, like many other fruits, are packed with antioxidants and carotenoids, as well as a healthy mix of minerals that can seriously boost the health of your eyes.

Improves Vision

Bananas may be considered a mood enhancer because it contains the amino acid, tryptophan and Vitamin B6 that helps the body produce serotonin.

Mood Enhancer

Bananas can help lower blood pressure and protect heart health due to high potassium and low salt content.

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Trivia

Did you know?

The Surprising Science Behind the World's Most Popular Fruit

What?
Other colours?

Yes, there are many different types of bananas (over a 1,000!). And while they all have roughly the same shape, they’re not
all yellow in color.

Yellow

Our yellow friend, the Cavendish, is the one we all know and love. It’s the most common and most widely exported. It is named after Musa Cavendishii and was first grown at Chatsworth House in the UK in 1830.

Blue Java

Originally from Southeast Asia. Now grown in Hawaii and has a distinctive blue hue before ripening. It is nicknamed “ice cream banana” because the ripe fruit tastes a lot like vanilla ice cream.

Red

The Dacca banana or the red banana has a dark red skin and is grown in Ecuador and Colombia. It tastes like a combination of the regular banana and the sweetness of raspberry.

Bananas are berries, scientifically speaking

The banana is scientifically classified as a berry, whereas the strawberry is not. 
Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Bananas meet these criteria, so do eggplants, grapes and oranges. Also: the banana tree is actually the world’s largest herb. Mind is blown, right?

Genetically related

We share about 50% of our DNA with bananas. Many of the “housekeeping” genes that are necessary for basic cellular function, such as for replicating DNA, are shared between many plants (including bananas) and animals.

What a bunch!

In 2001, a bunch of bananas from the Canary Islands took the title in Guinness World Records as it held 473 individual bananas or “fingers” and weighed a whopping 130kg.

Curvy Canoe

Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons. They float in water because they are less dense in comparison. And we don’t mean those banana boats you see on vacation!

Fun fact

Other fruits ripen much faster when they lay next to bananas.

A banana is climacteric, which means it continues to ripen because of the increased ethylene production and a rise in cellular respiration.

Quiz Time!

How many bananas do Dutch people eat on average every year in total?

in millions

Did you like this a-peeling-content?

Share the love!

How many bananas are you going to eat today? Let’s celebrate World Banana Day together and share this with your friends!

With Maglr Stories we showcase the possibilities of our interactive content platform. Connect with us through our newsletter and receive periodic updates about Maglr.

that make you

go

BANANAS!