today i learned – mon 25th mar 2019

bananas 🍌 tasty treats ruined only by ridiculous stringy things 😢 but why?! 😭

#tdil the reason why those stringy banana bits exist 👍🏻

we’ve all been there – picking stringy banana gubbs out of our teeth or trying (unsuccessfully) to peel a banana without the stringy menace appearing. but have you ever wondered why they’re even a thing?

well, i’ve done the leg work for you and it turns out that they’re actually quite important 😳 like, without them, no bananas 🍌

their actual name is ‘phloem bundles’ and they’re the things that ensure that the banana grows and survives whilst it is stuck to a tree 🌴.

they do this by transporting food from the leaves of the tree to the rest of the tree … in turn giving the banana nutrients and subsequently their flavour 👍🏻

that’s literally it 😂 to flesh out this post a little … here’s a bonus fact that’ll help you no longer have stringy bits!

all you need to do is peel it like a monkey – from the bottom to the stem … let’s face it, monkeys are the banana experts, so… 💁🏼 (this apparently works … it never has for me … but i can’t successfully do many things 😂)

laterz 😬 #tdil

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such a random fact today … but what are you here for if not that? 🤷🏻‍♂️ fancy another? take a look ->here<-

(image time! the header is ->here<- and the other is ->here<-)

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