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February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day!

Posted on February 23, 2019

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Five Food Facts about Bananas

1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all.

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2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.

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3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.

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4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.

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5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
  • 1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia.  Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
  • 1944  RIP Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.

February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day!

Posted on February 23, 2018

High-res version

Five Food Facts about Bananas

 

1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all.

pi5rgxxyt

2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.

banana-fact3

3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.

giphy26

4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.

banana-bread-horiz-a-1600

5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

155311178_xs

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
  • 1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia.  Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
  • 1944  RIP Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.

February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day!

Posted on February 23, 2017

High-res version

Five Food Facts about Bananas

 

1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all.

pi5rgxxyt

2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.

banana-fact3

3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.

giphy26

4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.

banana-bread-horiz-a-1600

5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

155311178_xs

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
  • 1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia.  Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
  • 1944  RIP Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.
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