The commercial sweet varieties most commonly eaten in temperate countries (species Musa acuminata or the hybrid Musa x paradisiaca, a cultigen) are imported in large quantities from the tropics, where they are popular in part because they are available fresh year-round. While the original bananas contained rather large seeds, seedless and triploid varieties have been selected for human consumption. These are propagated asexually from offshoots of the plant.
It is an urban legend that the dried skin of banana fruit is hallucinogenic when smoked. Unlike many urban legends, the origin of this one has been traced. It dates back to an article in the student newspaper Berkeley Barb in March 1967, which got the story from the singer Country Joe. Even the FDA investigated. In the 1940s and 1950s, an urban legend about bananas involved tarantulas arriving in the neighborhood hidden among the hands of the banana bunch.
Banana Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Banana is composed of 74.91% water, 22.84% carbohydrates, 1.09% protein, and 0.33% fat. If you consume one medium banana it will provide you with 26.951 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 20.73 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, banana supplies 89 calories and is an excellent source of Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (28.23% of the Daily Value). So if you have bananas in your diet, it helps your body to produce red blood cells (RBCs) and neurotransmitters, maintain metabolism of fats and carbohydrates into monosaccharides, break down peptides into amino acid monomers so that it can be used in the body and it is effective against mood disorders like depression, because vitamin B6 is responsible for creating neurotransmitters and regulates emotions through hormones like serotonin and dopamineAlzheimer’s disease with the help of other vitaminsanemia. Besides it it contains a modest amount of Manganese (15% DV).