The old scientific name of the banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.” When looked at, there are plenty of reasons why wise men eat this popular yellow fruit, whose litany of advantages include a capacity to reduce cholesterol


Beyond straight-out eating the fruit, here are some other uses of the banana plant.

  • The flower of the banana is a common ingredient of South and Southeast Asian cuisines, used in curries and other dishes. The core of the banana trunk is another favourite in South Asian dishes.
  • Banana leaves are used for decoration and also to serve food on. They can be used to grill food with, lending cuisines a subtle flavour.
  • Banana fibre is used to make textiles in Japan, Nepal and India. It is also used to make paper.

Provides Energy

The carbohydrates in bananas provide the sugars that fuel the body.

Helps reduce anaemia

The iron content in bananas stimulates the haemoglobin in blood and reduces anaemia.

Help smokers to quit smoking

The minerals and vitamin B in bananas helps lower the stress from nicotine withdrawal.

Maintain heartbeat

This potassium rich fruit helps our circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain and regulates hearbeat.

Helps lower stress

Vitamin B6 in bananas helps with the glucose level in blood and helps to suppress the stress.

Increases happiness

The fruit releases tryptophan – a mood-regulating substance, which is converted to Serotonin so the banana can be a natural remedy for depression.

Increase brain power

Potassium-rich bananas make us alert.


According to Japanese researchers, those brown spots in overripe bananas show the fruit produces Tumor Necrosis Factor ( TN F), which has the ability to fight cancer cells. So next time you throw away an overripe banana, think twice!!


Banana mask

Add a banana to half cup of coconut milk and blend and use this mask for the hair.


Banana peels are good compost material.

Shoe polish

Rub the shoes with the inside of a banana skin.

Silverware polish

Banana peels can even be used to polish silverware.

  • Over 100 billion bananas are eaten every year globally, making the fruit one of the world’s most popular agricultural products.
  • The highest average per capita consumption of bananas is in Uganda, where people eat an average of 0.70 kilograms of bananas daily each.


Aiming at a Balanced Diet

For a healthy and balanced diet and to stave off death longer, eating five portions of fruit and vegetables


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Beyond straight-out eating the fruit, here are some other uses of the banana plant.

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