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Bananas: A complete guide

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There's a reason why the humble banana is one of the most widely eaten and popular fruits in the world.

Sweet, creamy and moist; prepackaged in its own jacket perfect for transporting around, there is little not to love about this iconic fruit.

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Health benefits
High in potassium which supports good heart health.
High in fibre which aids digestion and keeps you feeling full.
High in vitamin B6 which encourages healthy sleep hygiene.
Good source of magnesium and manganese used to alleviate muscle tension and cramps.
Good source of natural sugars used to boost energy and concentration.
Can improve mood and counter depression due to its source of tryptophan.

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How to enjoy
Simply as is for a quick snack.
Mixed into cakes, biscuits and slices as a sugar or sweetener alternative.
Blended frozen into a rich smoothie or milkshake.
Sliced over porridge or cereal with a handful of crushed nuts.
Drizzled with peanut or almond butter for a protein and energy hit.
Baked gently and served with ice cream or custard for an indulgent dessert.
Dust with desiccated coconut and try as a curry accompaniment.

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How do you enjoy the trusty banana? Is there a particular variety you always go to? Let us know!

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An easier way to peel a banana? Start peeling from the bottom, NOT the top of the banana!
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