Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamin B6 and antioxidants and they’re one of the most popular fruits in the world. They also provide belly-filling fibre and carbohydrates, making them a healthy go-to snack when cravings kick in.
These nutritious fruits grow in hot, sunny climes on what most of us would assume are banana trees – but actually, the banana ‘tree’ isn’t a tree at all – it’s a herbaceous plant as it doesn’t have a woody trunk. This also means that bananas are technically a berry.
Bananas can be eaten straight from the peel as nature intended, chopped up on toast with a generous helping of peanut butter, whizzed up in a smoothie or used to make everyone’s favourite lockdown bake – the banana loaf. They even come complete with their own handy naturally protective packaging, ideal for when we’re on-the-go. In fact, there isn’t really anything bad to say about bananas. So here’s ten reasons we love bananas so much.