Bananas are technically berries!
Believe it or not but the most popular fruit among gorillas is in fact a berry! Scientists define a berry as “being many seeded with a fleshy inner layer”. Also contrary to popular belief, bananas do not grow on trees! The “tree” that bananas grow on is actually the world’s largest herb and it is a member of the lily family.
Other facts about bananas:
• They are radioactive due high levels of potassium (more specifically Potassium-40, which is a radioactive isotope of the former)!
• The Goldfinger banana tastes more like an apple due to cross-breeding by Philip Rowe, and has only become popular in Australia!
• Ugandans eat the most bananas, on average at 500 pounds of banana a year per person!
Check out more facts about bananas here!