125. The Lovely Banana

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What a wonderful fruit the banana is, popular over the world. Its three colors tell you ripe it is. Green means go, as in find another banana. Yellow means eat me. Brown eat me but don’t bother chewing before you . The only thing that would make a banana user-friendly is if you could eat the peel. , a banana is neat to eat. When you into it, you don’t have to worry about squirting all over yourself and your dinner neighbors ( oranges or grapefruit, for example). And it’s a food—you can chew it all you like without your neighbors crazy with crunching sounds (like apples carrots, for example). Finally, it’s easy to cut—you ’t need a steak knife. You can slice it a fork or a spoon, if you like.
’re never too young or too old to eat . Babies eat mashed bananas before their teeth grow . Great-great-grandparents eat mashed bananas after their teeth fall .
The banana is versatile. You can fry it, it, mash it, or eat it raw. You slice it and put it on your breakfast . At lunchtime you can snack on a raw , or make a peanut butter and banana sandwich, eat a bag of dried bananas. You can a banana to your ice cream for dessert call it a banana split. You can order healthful banana smoothie at your local smoothie store. weekends you can order a banana daiquiri at local bar or restaurant.
Here in the US, get most of our bananas from Ecuador and Rica, although the fruit reportedly originated in Asia. give us lots of potassium and vitamins A C, and hardly any sodium. The price of hasn’t changed much over recent years—they’re still about cents a pound, despite rising gas and labor . If that’s too expensive, you can still get pounds for a buck at many dollar stores.