Interesting Facts About Bananas



1. Banana used for cooking is called plantain.

2. Bananas grow in at least 107 countries.

3. If you think wines are made with grapes and apples, you should know that Banana wine and Banana beer are one of the most delicious tasting alcoholic beverages.

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4. Scarlet Banana, Blue Banana, Pink Banana, Snow Banana and False Banana are some of its interesting varieties.

5. Banana is naturally radioactive and in fact ‘banana equivalent dose of radiation’ is used in measuring radioactivity.

6. Banana’s genus name Musa is derived from the name of Antonius Musa, the physician of Emperor Augustus.

7. The earliest historical evidence of Bananas has been found around 8000 BCE

Source: Information Nigeria

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