Banana is a friend.Whether as a quick snack, cutup and tossed in the blenderfor a fruit smoothie, or used tomake quick bre...
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Whether as a quick snack, cut up and tossed in the blender for a fruit smoothie, or used to make quick bread or pancakes, most people enjoy bananas.

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Banana is a friend

  1. 1. Banana is a friend.Whether as a quick snack, cutup and tossed in the blenderfor a fruit smoothie, or used tomake quick bread or pancakes,most people enjoy bananas.Bananas are such a staple onproduce shelves that most of usdont stop to think about theirtropical origins or their manynutritional benefits. Next timeyou enjoy a banana, considersome of these facts:Hands and FingersBananas do not grow on trees.The banana plant is classifiedas an arborescent (tree-like)perennial herb and the bananaitself is actually considered aberry. The correct name forbunch of bananas is a hand ofbananas; a single banana is afinger.Heart and HealthOne banana contains 467mg of potassium,providing powerful protection to the cardiovascularsystem. Regular consumption of the potassium-packed fruit helps guard against high bloodpressure, atherosclerosis and stroke.

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