It is pretty evident that the banana is one of the most popular fruits that you will find at the grocery store, but did you know that bananas (including plantains) are one of the most important staple crops in the world? They constitute a multibillion-dollar industry! A fruit that is mostly grown in tropical locations, such as India, China, the Philippines, and Ecuador, bananas can be produced almost all year round1.

As far as nutrition goes, bananas should be at the top of your list of healthy food options!

One medium-sized banana will give you about 12% of your daily fiber needs, plus lots of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. Bananas even have a bit of protein, iron and calcium1.

Bananas freeze beautifully — just peel them and stick them in a freezer-safe container or bag and they are ready to use in smoothies and other yummy recipes1.