February 23 is National Banana Bread Day

February 23, 2014 at 8:30 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Five Food Facts about Bananas

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

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

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

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

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.

 Daily Quote:

I’m getting so old, I don’t even buy green bananas anymore.”~George Burns

Events of February 23

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…

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