Banana Fun Facts

With many household purposes and health benefits, it’s no wonder bananas are the top seller in produce departments across America! Here’s a list of fun facts and unique uses for bananas:

Want to build some muscles? A stem of freshly harvested bananas usually weighs 85-100 pounds!

Who needs banana seeds? The banana plant does not grow from seeds. It actually grows from a bulb that sprouts new shoots each year until the plant dies.

Bananas win popularity contests. 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once a month.

Mythical Banana Trees. There is no such thing as a banana tree – they grow on plants. They are actually giant herbs in the same family as lilies, orchids, and palms.

Slip on shoe shine. Rub the inside of a banana peel in a circular motion on shoes.

Mash a banana mask. Mash up a banana and smooth onto your face and neck. Let it sit for 10-20 minutes. The banana will moisturize your skin and leave it smoother and softer!

Bug off! Bury chopped banana peels an inch or two deep around the base of your plant to defer aphids from harming your flowers.

Sweet and tender. Throw a ripe, peeled banana in with your roast. The banana will make your roast tender and juicy.

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  1. OsterGreen says:

    Loved the bug off! Talk about a good move for organic gardeners. Wish they also got rid of mosquitos and fleas!

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