20 Mind-blowing Facts about Banana That Will Make You Rethink Everything about Them

Who Has Never Starved for that Delicious Yellow and Fleshy Fruit called “Banana?”

Probably the most popular and the best known tropical fruit with a scientific name; musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.” Being extremely nutritious fruit, Banana is considered a “fruit for all.”

So it’s not a coincidence that over 100 billion bananas are eaten around the world every year.

Here are some surprising facts to feed your mind with Banana Facts:

20. Bananas Are Naturally Radioactive


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This comes from that bananas contain relatively a lot of potassium, making them more radioactive than other fruits. More accurately, bananas have Potassium-40, which is the radioactive form of potassium.

You don’t need to worry this small amount of radiation has very little effect on the body. There are other foods rich in potassium include potatoes, beans,  different type of seeds, and nuts. But, if you would like to eat 50 bananas at once, it’s better if you know, that it will give you the same dose of radiation as a dental X-ray. So, keep enjoying bananas without any fear.


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