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About Bananas

It is believed by many experts that bananas were the first fruit cultivated by humans. Alexander the Great first came across bananas in India in 327 B.C.


Bananas were introduced to the United States at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Celebration, where they were sold wrapped in foil for 10 cents each.


Worldwide, bananas are the fourth largest fruit crop. The average American consumes 28 pounds of bananas per year.

Banana Nutrition

As an excellent source of potassium, bananas help maintain proper blood pressure and heart health. In addition, the potassium in bananas will give you a much-needed energy boost while minimize muscle cramping. Adding a banana to your diet each day can help prevent illnesses such as heart disease, while also preventing a thinning of the bones due to a high-salt diet.


The real standout nutrient found in bananas is vitamin B6, which reduces swelling that can lead to many obesity and diet-related illness that include heart disease, type II diabetes and even obesity.


Vitamin B6 protects your body against infection and disease by aiding the production of white blood cells. Add one banana a day to your diet to improve brain functioning and ensure a properly functioning nervous system.

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Chiquita - Bananas

For more than 100 years Chiquita Brands International has been a leader in the banana business. For us this means more than just offering the best quality products. It also means protecting the land that we farm and the quality of life of our workers and their communities.

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North Side Banana Co. - Quality Produce in Houston, Texas

Offering a full line of fresh quality produce. We are conveniently located inside The Houston Farmers Market. North Side Banana is one of the oldest produce companies in Houston, founded by Hilmer C. Schmidt in 1958.

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ITI Tropicals and Borja Banana Puree

Borja has been shipping banana puree to the US market since 1985 and ITI has been the exclusive importer since 1988. We have been shipping over 120 million lbs to the USA of banana puree. The plant is routinely audited on an annual basis by major US food companies.

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