May 19, 2010

B is for Banana

Look what I found! A Bananasaver :) It prevents that ugly bruising bananas get from too much bumping about inside bags, especially when they get squished underneath books and drink bottles. Definitely handy, but it's a bit of a hassle to carry an empty case around after you've eaten the banana inside. You can purchase one at, which ships to countries worldwide; but I've also seen these nifty gadgets selling at Howard's Storage World in Australia.

- A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are known as fingers.
- Bananas ripen best off the plant. They are cut green and stored in moist, shady places to ripen slowly.
- In Eastern Africa you can buy banana beer, brewed from bananas.
- There is no such thing as a banana tree. Bananas grow on plants.
- In 2001, there were more than 300 banana-related accidents in Britain, most involving people slipping on skins.
- Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so try eating a banana for soothing relief from heartburn.
- Try rubbing the area of an insect bite with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
- The B6, B12, potassium and magnesium found in bananas can help smokers, trying to quit, recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

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