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 FruitAndVeggieGuru.com
And here is the Nutrition facts label for bananas:
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%
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 0% * Iron 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.