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Banana Fun Facts

  • Bananas were the first item that Harry Brooks delivered on his cart more than 100 years ago. We've been perfecting the ripening and delivery ever since.
  • Bananas are one of the few foods to contain the six major vitamin groups. Perhaps the reason bananas are so nutritious is because the banana plant is in fact a giant herb.
  • Bananas love a tropical climate but they are even grown in Iceland, in soil heated by geysers.
  • Bananas have up to three times more complex carbohydrates than any other fruit. That's why they're such a good source of energy.
  • At the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876, bananas drew a bigger crowd than the world's first telephone, such was the appeal of this bizarre, new fruit.