Updated: March 31, 2022
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.
- 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.
To help do your part for the environment, we’ve found 3 ways to utilize banana peels!
- Shine & Fertilize Plants
Bring your indoor plants back to life, with a little TLC and a banana peel!
- Soothe Bug Bites
A banana peel is rich in anti-inflammatory properties, perfect in soothing bumps and itchy skin.
- Banana Peel Bacon
What? Yes, Banana Peel Bacon! You need to try this one!