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Best Practices: Produce Tips & Info

Let’s start with a kid favorite… Bananas!

  • Seasonality:
    • Bananas are in season year-round.
  • Health Benefits of Bananas:
    • Bananas are rich in fiber, which helps moderate blood sugar levels and improve digestive health.
    • Bananas are also a great source of potassium, a mineral essential for health heart, controlling blood pressure and kidney health.
  • How to Store Bananas:
    • Store bananas on the counter or in a cool dry place for up to a week.
    • Unripened bananas can be placed in a paper bag to speed up the ripening process.
    • Refrigeration is not recommended because bananas are sensitive to the cold and may be damaged by cold temperatures.
  • Fun Facts About Bananas:
    • On average, Americans eat more than 28 pounds of bananas per person, per year!

More produce tips: https://www.produceforkids.com/produce-tips/

Source: Produce for Kids

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