It takes approximately three medium bananas or four small bananas to make a pound. Additionally, it takes approximately 1 1/3 cups of mashed bananas or 4 1/2 cups of sliced, dried bananas to make a pound. The number of bananas in a pound depends on the size of the fruit.Know More
A medium banana yields 2/3 cup of sliced banana while two medium bananas are needed to make 1 cup of diced banana. Three medium bananas are needed to make up 1 cup of mashed banana.
Bananas grow on perennial herbs that look similar to trees. The fruit, often called fingers, grows in a group called a hand.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Modern bananas come from two different species with the scientific names Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The name "banana" comes from an Arabic word meaning "finger."Full Answer >
By weight, bananas contain 75 percent water; they also consist of pulp and nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrate and fiber. The pulp consists of the sugars sucrose and fructose, which provide quick energy to the body. In 100 grams of banana, there are 90 calories and 7 percent of the daily recommended allowance of dietary fiber.Full Answer >
Ripen bananas quickly by placing them in a paper bag. Avoid exposing them to cool temperatures to hasten the ripening process.Full Answer >
Fruits that are high in potassium include bananas, kiwi and peaches. Many dried fruits have high concentrations of potassium. A few examples include dried apricots, raisins, prunes, dates and dried coconuts.Full Answer >