Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors but are always sweet and satisfying when eaten! Bananas have been around forever. Did you know that they have grown on this planet for over 1 million years and that experts believe the first plants grew in the jungles of Southeast Asia?

Nowadays bananas are known as one of the most versatile fruits because they can be enjoyed as a nutritious snack, part of a meal or dessert, in a milkshake, as a topping for cereal, or in a cool banana split.


Nutrition

  • Very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium
  • Very good source of vitamin B6
  • Good source of dietary fiber, vitamin c, potassium, and manganese

Tips for Selection

  • Pick bananas that satisfy your taste buds. For a sweeter taste, select bananas that are full yellow or have brown freckled spots. For a firmer, less sweet taste, choose bananas that are full yellow with light green tips
  • Select bananas that are bright and free from bruises
  • Stems and tips should also be intact

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