9 THINGS YOU DID'NT KNOW ABOUT BANANAS  

Our opening revelation might bruise some egos, but here it is—bananas are technically berries.

Bananas are Berries

Bananas are both a fruit and not a fruit. While the banana plant is colloquially called a banana tree.

Bananas aren’t really a fruit

Grown in more than 150 countries, it is widely believed there are more than 1,000 types of bananas in the world, which are subdivided into 50 groups.

There are way more varieties

A banana’s wholesomeness often pertains to it’s nutritional value, but less attention is given to its peel, which, thanks to a blend of acids, oils and enzymes, has some powerful off-label uses.

Banana peels can help fix a splinter

Since 1972, 38,000 people in 27 countries became dues-paying members by coughing up $15 with the option to choose their own banana-themed nickname.

There was once an official international club

While the beloved banana has long been popular, it hasn’t always been good business.

The banana hasn’t always been profitable

Long before the Cavendish banana became the popular grocery store item Americans know and love, a different type of banana was considered the standard.

Before the Cavendish, there was Big Mike

Many believe the Forbidden Fruit consumed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was an apple.

Was the forbidden fruit really a banana?

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