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I can spell banana, but I don't know when to stop.
happy mannequin, happy
mendel
Check out the goodness that is one banana:



Man, that's some good stuff. I really need more bananas, less Corn Pops. I was also relieved to find that they are not going extinct. Did you know bananas are herbs? The organic food store near us sells baby bananas. I haven't tried one yet, but I think I'll get a bunch next time I'm there.

(Blame mefi).

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The choice banana variety has already gone extinct once already, which is why we use Cavendishes now (they are supposed to be quite a bit inferior to the old ones.) There's some disagreement over how likely it is to happen to the Cavendish, but if it does, there aren't a lot of choices left among the other 299 varieties that are suitable for growing en masse for global export.

Some of them apparently taste a hell of a lot better than Cavendishes, but are just too delicate to make the trip. Makes me want to visit Brazil..

There's a lot of work going on to produce new varieties for both genetic diversity and novelty.

a banana a day. i've done it for years. mmmm mm good. for me.

I wonder what percentage of the RDA of magnesium bananas provide? After all, that's one thing they're kind of known for in the circles I travel in.

8%, apparently, according to the ods od nih. Looks like nuts (or, uh, some halibut) is the best bet there.

Total fat 0 g? how can that be

Precision, probably. I see a couple of pages suggesting 0.1-0.3 g fat. It's just a big yellow carb stick! It's the anti-butter!

Those mini-bananananananagkfsdui things are really tasty. They're also the only kind of sweet ones available in Vanuatu. If you're feeling really adventurous, though, try oven-roasting plantains with a slightly savoury seasoning. YUMMMMMM.

OMG -- 11% daily potassium. You mean, I have to eat ten of these yellow phalluses to get 100% of my daily potassium, every day?

If I hate that many a day, I don't know if I'd want to be alive for very long. Yow.

That's nothing -- you'd have to eat 20 or so just to get your daily calorie intake up to a decent range!

does it have an ingredient list too?

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