Food and Health
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India produces more bananas than any other country.
Weight for weight dried bananas contain about 5 times more calories than fresh.
Olympics gold medallist sprinter, Linford Christie, includes fried bananas in his breakfast before competing or training.
In east Africa, bananas are fermented to make beer.

The banana is one of the oldest and the most well-known and eaten (tropical) fruit of the world. It is delicious and seedless and is available in all seasons at a price, which is within everybody's reach. It is a very hygienic fruit as it comes in a germ-proof package. Its thick covering provides an excellent protection against bacteria and contamination. The mature fruits vary in sizes and may be greenish, yellow/ red in color.

Eat at least one banana a day, they are said to contain everything a human needs and they contain all the 8 amino acids our body cannot produce itself. Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C; Red bananas are often dried and converted to meal, which is used in many ways.

Red bananas contain more vitamin C as yellow bananas (the redder a fruit, the more nutritious elements it contains);

The banana is of great nutritional value. It has a rare combination of energy value, tissue-building elements, protein, vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of calories being richer in solids and lower in water content than any other fresh fruit. A large banana supplies more than 100 calories. It contains a large amount of easily assailable sugar, making it a good source of quick energy and an excellent means of recovery from fatigue.

The banana constitutes almost a complete balanced diet in combination with milk. It contains a high grade protein, which includes three of the essential amino acids. Banana and milk supplement each other in an ideal manner and provide all the needed nutrients to the body.
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