The Banana Blog

The Banana Blog is home to our recipes and banana knowledge so you can love bananas as much as we do.

Some interesting banana facts to get you started:

Why is a banana called a banana?

A banana, is called such because it derives from the word, “banan” which is an Arabic word meaning “finger.” Somewhat resembling the shape of a human digit, a single banana is called a finger and is attached to a group of other bananas called a “hand.”

The average stem can produce up to 240 bananas. 

Every stem produces 9 to 12 hands (rows of bananas). And every hand grows from 14 to 20 fingers (or individual bananas)

There are often 6 to 20 bananas in a bunch.

What’s in it for you? The Nutritional Benefits of Bananas

What’s in it for you? The Nutritional Benefits of Bananas

There’s good reason bananas top the list as Australia’s most popular fruit. Not only are they delicious and home grown, they’re packed full of a whole range of nutritional benefits ranging from vitamins and minerals to fibre and antioxidants.
So let’s peel back the nutritional benefits of the humble banana…

10 Fascinating Banana Facts

10 Fascinating Banana Facts

There’s so much more to the humble banana than its fantastic taste and a bevy of nutritional benefits. This morsel of goodness could well be the oldest fruit in the world and five million of them are consumed by Australians each and every day.
But that’s not all that’s interesting about this age old fruit.So to get you up to speed, here are 10 fascinating facts about banan

The stats are in: Aussies are Bananas for Bananas

The stats are in: Aussies are Bananas for Bananas

It’s official, Australians love their bananas, with the fruit consistently ranked the most likely to make its way onto the weekly shopping list.
In fact, over 90 per cent of Australian households regularly purchase bananas, leaving fruity competition like apples and citrus far in their wake.
So, what’s with our love of bananas and how are we satiating such a big appetite?

The Superpowers of the Brilliant Banana

The Superpowers of the Brilliant Banana

It is no wonder Australian bananas are the number one selling fruit and in the top 10 supermarket sales items.  Australians eat around 5 million bananas every day.  Think banana and you think of a great tasting, easy-to-eat fruit.  Well, there are 9 other brilliant...

Flavour Packed Banana Bread

Flavour Packed Banana Bread

Banana Bread is a family favourite and using our Banana Powder and Banana you can create Banana bread with flavour that not only packs a punch but will keep you and the family coming back for more.   What You Need:   Melted butter or oil, for greasing  300g...