Bananas

Bananas are the most popular fresh fruit in the United States. They were first cultivated 4,000 years ago in India. Through the Portuguese and Spanish priests, bananas were spread to America. Bananas have both a high amount of carbohydrates as well as potassium, which also makes them the fruit of choice for many athletes. (Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition, 1992) Bananas contain moderate amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese and potassium. Consumption of bananas may be associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and in women, breast cancer and carcinoma. In India, ju..

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