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Are you a banana eater?
I grew up eating bananas. My mom had a half-brother who had a banana farm in Waimanalo. Sometimes when we’d come home from going out some place, there’d be a large grocery bag on our doorsteps filled with bananas. As soon as I would see it, I’d say “Waimanalo uncle was here!“.
Other times when we were home, I’d see his black Ford Falcon station-wagon pull up and park in the front of our house. He’d walk to the back of the station-wagon, use the crank to roll down the back window and pull out a big brown bag of bananas. I’d quickly call my mom because I didn’t know how to speak Japanese.
Of course we couldn’t eat all those bananas being that it was only my mom and me who used to eat them. So my mom would pass some out to the neighbors and other relatives.
But there was a certain bowl that was used to hold the bananas. The only time it was used to hold something other than bananas was for assorted nuts during Christmas time. The bowl was a heavy glass bowl with a deep dark red coloring to it. It made the yellow bananas really pop out and look so appetizing.
When it came to snacking, it was hard to get mom’s permission to eat Oreo cookies or even breakfast cereal. But I knew that I’d always get the green light if I asked to eat a banana.
Over the years I’ve distanced myself from bananas. It’s not that I don’t like them, but it’s not that I love to eat them either. I think it’s just that there are unhealthier (meaning tastier) things to snack on.
Paula often buys bananas – a few at a time – that she and daughter #2 eat. When nobody eats the one or two left over, then I know we’ll be having banana pancakes come Sunday.
But after seeing this piece of information – I think I’ll start eating bananas once again. Bananas are like the perfect fruit.
- They don’t require refrigeration
- They come individually wrapped (organically)
- They don’t required any utensils to eat them
- They’re not messy to eat
- They keep fresh for pretty long
- Even after they start rotting on the outside, the inside is still good for baking
- Bananas contain potassium and iron and vitamins such as B6, C and A
- They posses no cholesterol and practically no fat
- And if they get too old, you can make banana bread
Are you a banana lover? Did you used to eat bananas small kid time? Do you still snack on bananas today? Did you know that bananas can be healthy for you? Do you have any special banana recipes? Banana jokes? Banana friends? Share your banana stories with us.
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