Things not many people know about bananas

  • Bananas emit anti-matter almost every 75 minutes
  • Bananas contain more sugar than a mars bar
  • The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”
  • The fastest marathon ever run by a competitor dressed as a fruit was 2 hours, 58 minutes, and 20 seconds—recorded at the Barcelona Marathon on March 6, 2011. The runner was Patrick Wightman from the United Kingdom, who dressed as a banana.
  • Bananas are the only fruit that contains the amino acid tryptophan plus vitamin B6. They help your body produce serotonin—a natural substance that alleviates depression.
  • One in three bananas sold in the UK are fairtrade (at which the UK leads the world) but the banana trade is plagued by exploitation.