Bananas are Low Fat, Cholesterol-free, and Sodium-free. They're also a good source of fiber and potassium, and a great source of vitamin C & B6
To ripen green bananas, put them into a plastic bag, seal it and place the bag in a warm place like on top of your refrigerator. This will cause the bananas to heat up which speeds the ripening process. You can also put other green fruit like peaches and
You can freeze bananas! Just peel and store in plastic bags up to 6 months. They are generally only good for smoothies and baking once frozen. Thaw and drain frozen extra-ripe bananas and use in baked goods... or slice frozen into blender drinks. Have for
Sauté green-tipped bananas until brown in just enough margarine or cooking spray to coat. Serve as a side dish or "starch" with chicken, pork or even fish.
As the green color of bananas turns to yellow, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar.
Alexander the Great discovered bananas in his conquest of India in 327 B.C.
Bananas don't grow on trees, as is commonly believed. They grow on compacted, water-filled leaf stalks that grow up to 25 feet high. They are the world's largest herb.