10 Facts That Will Make Eating Banana Bread Even More Enjoyable

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10 Facts That Will Make Eating Banana Bread Even More Enjoyable

We all love a warm slice of banana bread, be it for breakfast or as a snack. But I bet only a handful of you know that bananas botanically are actually berries. Now, if you want a recipe for the tastiest banana bread recipe you have ever tried, I won’t keep you long, you can find them on MyGreatRecipes, more precisely in their collection of Banana Bread Recipes – the Best and Easiest.

If, however, you want to find out some more interesting facts about bananas and banana bread ingredients in general, then feel free to read along.

Fun Facts about Bananas (Since They MakeBanana Bread Awesome)

Not only do bananas give this quick bread the awesome moist texture and the incredibly great taste, they are only “to blame” for the many health benefits it can provide us with. But, I won’t bother you with health issues today. Instead, here are some fun facts that you probably didn’t know:

  1. Over 95% of American households buy bananas at least once a month.
  2. Being rich in fiber is what makes bananas great for making paper and fabric. (this is the case especially in Japan).
  3. A cluster of bananas is commonly called a hand, and the bananas are fingers (Next time you are singing Finger Family with your family think of this).
  4. Yellow is not the only type of bananas, they can come in many other colors – green, red, purple, and brown.
  5. There is a banana that tastes like an apple (the Goldfinger banana)

Fun Facts About the Other Banana Bread Ingredients

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Bananas are not the only ingredient that makes easy banana bread recipes so scrumptious. Although they do have a crucial part, so this is why I provided you with 5 facts about bananas and 5 for each of the other ingredients that make this loaf so special.

  1. Baking soda- I bet you didn’t know that baking soda has its own National day. December 30th is when the National Bicarbonate of Soda Day isobserved.
  2. Eggs- The color of the eggs’ yolk depends on the diet of the hen.
  3. Flour- The earliest archaeological evidence of flour dates back to 6000 BC.
  4. Vanilla extract- A tablespoon of vanilla extract contains 37 calories.
  5. Butter- Much like the color of the egg yolk, the color of the butter depends on the cow’s diet. The more Carotene the cow gets, the more the butter will be.

There you have it, 10 interesting facts that will make your banana bread experience greater. But don’t forget, the beauty of banana bread loaves lies in the fact that you can experiment with all sorts of add-ins and ingredients.

Go ahead and bake a loaf of happiness and make sure you and your family have a great time with ridiculously delicious banana bread slices.

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