10 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Bananas You Never Knew Existed

In reality, bananas are berries. They are members of the same family as melons, cucumbers, and pumpkins.

Bananas are known scientifically as "Musa Sapientum," which translates to "fruit of the wise men."

 Bananas are one of the oldest fruits in the world and have been cultivated for over 7,000 years.

The original wild banana had few flesh and many huge, tough seeds. In Papua New Guinea, it was initially tamed.

Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance found in bananas that can uplift your spirits and make you feel happier.

It's considered unlucky in some cultures to bring a banana on a boat.

Ecuador is the top banana exporter in the world, followed by Costa Rica and the Philippines.

The nutrients potassium, fiber, and vitamin C are all abundant in bananas. They may also assist in controlling blood sugar levels.

In fact, banana peels are edible and can be utilized in recipes. They are particularly well-liked in Indian cuisine.

 The average American eats around 27 pounds of bananas each year.