Banana Facts

# Bananas are America’s #1 fruit.# The average American consumes over 28 pounds of bananas each year.# Over 96% of American households purchase bananas at least once each month.# Bananas are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber.# Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.# Bananas are great for athletic and fitness activity because they replenish necessary carbohydrates, glycogen and body fluids burned during exercise.# There is no such thing as a banana tree. Bananas grow on plants.# Bananas are not grown commercially in the continental United States. They are grown in Latin and South America from countries like Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras, Panama and Guatemala.# Bananas are available all year-round. They are harvested every day of the year.# 3 medium size bananas weigh approximately 1 pound.

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