August 27 is Banana Lovers Day, a day dedicated to those who can’t get enough of this versatile fruit. Chances are, you know someone (or are someone) that falls into this category. Bananas happen to be one of the most popular fruits around, and it’s said that the average person consumes about 33 pounds of bananas every year.
Not only are bananas convenient and tasty, they’re also really good for you. Bananas are often considered a “super food” because of the many health benefits that come along with eating them. Rich in Vitamin A, iron, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals, bananas are a wonderful source of natural energy.
Because they’re so versatile, it’s easy to add banana to your diet. They can be fried, baked, grilled, or eaten raw. Their relatively subtle flavor combines easily with just about any other fruit and many other ingredients such as peanut butter, chocolate or oats. Bananas are wonderful to use in healthy baking, allowing you to cut down on butter and sugar.
Celebrate Banana Lovers Day on August 27. Enjoy a banana just as it is, or try using something new. Take a look at these Top 8 Recipes for more inspiration.