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Old 05-30-2008, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to eat a fresh banana

Just came across these interesting tidbits:
* The banana tree is not actually a tree; it is a large herb.
* Until the early 1800s, Hawaiian women were not allowed to eat most banana varieties. The penalty for breaking the law was death.

Here's the site address: Learn about bananas on

And here is the Nutrition facts label for bananas:
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 medium banana (126g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg

Total Carbohydrate 30g

Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 19g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2%

Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 0% * Iron 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Last edited by Chironex : 05-30-2008 at 01:43 PM. Reason: spelling error
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