Bananas aren’t just the most widely consumed fruits in the world for no reason. Not only are these fruits rich in potassium and fiber but they may even help prevent major health risks.
Fun fact: banana peels contain plant chemicals in the form of antioxidants and have been known for their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. As a simple home remedy, press the inside of a banana peel on wounds such as a minor burn, bug bite, or sunburns.
If you want to know more about this yellow bundle of yum keep reading to know the best place to store, prepare, and enjoy the benefits of this fruit.
Bananas are best when stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight.
Don’t refrigerate green bananas (it disrupts normal ripening)
To speed up ripening, store in a brown paper bag or place near a ripe fruit.
To slow ripening, store bananas away from other ripe bananas or fruit.
Place bananas on banana hooks for even exposure to oxygen.
Fully ripe golden yellow bananas may be stored in the refrigerator produce drawer.
Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and several nutrients. A medium-sized banana has about 105 calories.
Bananas can help moderate blood sugar levels after meals and may reduce appetite.
Bananas are fairly rich in fiber and resistant starch, which may feed your friendly gut bacteria and safeguard against colon cancer.
May aid in weight loss.
This list does not cover all of the bananas wonderful benefits as there are a few too many to list. Hopefully, this article has broken down why bananas are the most widely consumed fruit and if you aren’t a big fan now maybe you will be now!