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Facts about the Worlds Most Popular Fruit





The banana "tree" is not really a tree, but a giant herb. The banana
is the fruit of this herb.

The cluster of bananas sold in supermarkets is a "hand" of bananas,
while the individual bananas on the hand are called fingers.
The yellow bananas that are most often sold in supermarkets are
sometimes called "dessert bananas" because they are soft and sweet.

It is believed by many experts that bananas were the first fruit
cultivated by humans.

Alexander the Great first came across bananas in India in 327 B.C.

Bananas were introduced to the United States at the 1876
Philadelphia Centennial Celebration, where they were sold wrapped in
foil for 10 cents each.

The average American consumes 28 pounds of bananas per year.
Worldwide, bananas are the fourth largest fruit crop.

India is the #1 banana producer in the world.

In Uganda, bananas are such a big part of the diet that the same word, matooke,
is used for both "food" and "banana."

The song "Yes, We Have No Bananas" was released in 1923 and became a
huge hit. It refers to the banana shortage at the time.

In 2001, Britain recorded 300 incidents of injuries related to bananas.
The majority of these involved people slipping on banana peels.



   
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