Bananas - Sprouting Knowledge — Foster's Supermarket

Bananas – Sprouting Knowledge

We’re sprouting knowledge on bananas, from nutrition and growing facts to how to curb your wastage. #HappyEarthMonth


Bananas are full of goodness!

  • Bananas are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients. 
  • Bananas are high in potassium, a mineral that promotes heart health and normal blood pressure. One medium-sized banana contains around 0.4 grams of this mineral. 
  • Bananas are a good source of prebiotics, the fermentable fibers that help feed “good bacteria,” or probiotics, in the gut. 

Growing Facts

  • Banana plants thrive in tropical regions where the average temperature is 80° F (27° C) and the yearly rainfall is between 78 and 98 inches.  
  • Most bananas exported are grown within 30 degrees either side of the equator. 
  • Growing bananas is, in general, labor intensive. 
  • Banana production takes approximately nine months before crops are harvested and sorted for export.  
  • About 5.6 million hectares of land are used for banana production around the globe. 

Curb Your

To help do your part for the environment, we’ve found 3 ways to utilize banana peels!