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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Healthy Fruit Eating......


Bananas contain about 74% water, 23% carbohydrate, 1% protein, and 0.5% fat. A 4-ounce banana without the peel is a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber.
Banana fruit may be eaten raw or as a cooked vegetable. The fruit can also be processed for a number of food products. Ripe fruits can be pulped for puree for use in a variety of products including ice cream, yogurt, cake, bread, nectar, and baby food. Ripe bananas can be dried and eaten, or sliced, canned with syrup, and used in bakery products, fruit salads, and toppings. Green (unripened) bananas can be sliced and fried as chips. Whole green fruits can also be dried and ground into flour. Vinegar and alcoholic beverages can be made from fermented ripe bananas
Other parts of the banana plant are consumed besides the fruit. The heart of the growing pseudostem is eaten in India. In Southeast Asia, the male bud is eaten as a boiled vegetable. The banana leaves are not eaten but may be used for wrapping food in cooking.
The banana foliage and pseudostems are used as cattle feed during dry periods in some banana producing areas. Culled bananas are used to feed cattle and hogs. Bananas are a good energy source but need to be supplemented with protein.


Here is one way to enjoy a banana....








2 comments:

  1. nooo...where did you get that video of my mom!!!..

    I have read 1/2 of your blog so far... 4/17-4/24 was a very strong week for you.... good stuff...I cant wait to see what come next...lol

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  2. Ain't too shabby, son!:)

    The banana leaves are not eaten but may be used for wrapping food in cooking.

    Also to wrap a pork/garlic/hot pepper Vietnamese snack food cha lua which is great with beer.

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