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By Megan Johnson McCullough
Special to the Village News 

Healthy Habits for Bonsall & Fallbrook Folks– Bananas: Yellow deliciousness

 

Last updated 4/7/2021 at 2:04pm

women with bananas

A banana is a good choice to help feel full with fiber, improve heart health and serves as a great source of energy.

A banana is the female fruit that comes from a flowering plant in the genus Muca. Some countries eat plantains, the male fruit from the same species. They're both a healthy, convenient and delicious snack. This popular fruit comes from Southeast Asia but is now grown all over the world.

The most common banana is the Cavendish, which is the green type most people consume once they turn yellow. For nutritional purposes, a banana is classified as a carbohydrate. When the banana is green, the carbohydrate source is more starchlike. When the banana becomes ripe and more yellow, the carbohydrate...



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