Interesting Facts About Banana

1- The name Banana has been derived from the Arabic word "banan" which means finger.
2- The banana is a fruit which can be found in more than five hundred varieties in different parts of the world.
Facts About banana

3- Worldwide, bananas are the fourth largest fruit crop.
4- The banana plant is the largest plant in the world which does not have a stem made of wood.
5- Unlike most other fruits that grow on trees, bananas grow on plants.
6-  A cluster of bananas will consist of at least ten to twenty bananas and such a bunch is 
usually known as a hand.
7- Every banana which belongs to a hand is known as a finger.

8- A lot of experts in the field of horticulture state that the banana was the only fruit 
which used to exist during ancient times.
9- A total value of bananas exported in Ecuador is $954.00 million (according to latest 
10- biggest banana exporter is United States with its firms Dole and Chiquita.
11- A large amount of vitamins like vitamins A, C and E can be found in bananas. Riboflavin, 
thiamine, niacin, frolic acid and many other minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and fluoride are some of the other nutrients which can be found in bananas. A lot of essential amino acids like tryptophan, lysine, leucine, threonine, arginine and glycine can be found in bananas.


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