41 Facts About Bananas You Might Not Know

Personally, I love bananas – they make for a great healthy snack and are fantastic before workouts. This yellow fruit is popular all over the world.

There are quite a few interesting facts about bananas you might not know – here are 41 of them. 

One of the biggest problems for bananas is root rot 

The perfect soil for growing bananas must contain a ph. of between 5.5 and 6.5 and must not be salty or too cold. 

Largest bunch of bananas 

It held 473 individual bananas and weighed a whopping 287lb. It was grown in the Canary Islands. 

Musa sapientum 

The Latin name for banana which translates to fruit of the wise men. 

First banana farms were in Southeast Asia 

And that bananas are probably the first fruit that was ever cultivated.  

Can grow up to 25 feet in height 

The root of the plant can be hundreds of years old but the part that is above the ground dies after a 12 month cycle. 

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