Friday, 5 January 2018

I Enjoy Eating Bananas,

I normally have one a day after breakfast,

why? because they are so good for you! bananas are known to reduce swelling, protect against developing type-2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and help with production of white blood cells, all due to the high level of vitamin B6 that bananas contain, bananas are high in antioxidants, which can provide protection from free radicals, which we come into contact with every day, from the sunlight to the lotion you put on your skin, bananas are good for your heart, they are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating, bananas' high potassium and low sodium content may also help protect your cardiovascular system against high blood pressure, according to the FDA, 2017 animal study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama found that the potassium in bananas is also linked to arterial effectiveness; the more potassium you have, the less likely your arteries are to harden, in the study, mice with lower-potassium diet had harder arteries than mice consuming a normal amount of potassium, arterial stiffness in humans is linked to heart disease,

but here is the thing, each day I throw away a far sized chunk of the food in the form of its skin, but what if you could eat the skin? well that is where the Mongee Banana comes in, fruit farmers in Okayama, Japan, have managed to make peeling a banana optional by developing a special variety with edible skin, the peel of their Mongee Banana is not particularly tasty, but it is considerably thinner and far less bitter than that of regular bananas, making it 100% edible, 

the first batch of Mongee bananas hit department store shelves in November of last year, but getting your hand on one of these incredible fruits remains a huge challenge, D&T Farms only produces 10 bananas per week, and they only deliver them to the Fruit Corner of Tenmanya Okayama, a local department store, but even if you happen to find one available, you’d probably be a bit put off by the price – 648 yen ($5.70) per fruit, Japanese site SoraNews24 was lucky enough to receive a few Mongee bananas for review purposes, and its staff reports that the fruit is indeed special, first of all, a Mongee is considerably sweeter than a regular banana, thanks to its high sugar content, 24.8 grams, compared to the average 18.3 grams, they apparently have a stronger smell as well, and a distinctly tropical, almost “pineapple-like” taste, I just hope they up the production of them to satisfy world demand for such a super fruit.

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