By Virginia Scott Jenkins
Earlier than 1880 such a lot americans had by no means noticeable a banana. by way of 1910 bananas have been so universal that streets have been affected by their peels. at the present time american citizens consume on typical approximately seventy-five according to 12 months. greater than a staple of the yank vitamin, bananas have received a safe position within the nation's tradition and folklore. they've been urged because the mystery to durability, the best nutrition for babies, and the remedy for warts, complications, and degree fright. necessary to the cereal bowl and the pratfall, they continue to be a mainstay of jokes, songs, and wordplay even after a century of speedy change.
Covering each point of the banana in American tradition, from its beginnings as luxurious foodstuff to its acceptance within the 1910s because the “poor man's” fruit to its function this day as a fit, easy-to-carry snack, Bananas presents an insightful examine a fruit with allure.