Hello beautiful people, my name is Genevive Linus the author of Food Chronicles. I’m a 20-year-old 400level law student of Afebabalola University located in Ado-ekiti, Ekiti state ; I’m also a part-time model and stylist and have worked with designers such as K-Edwards and a few others.
I love food and I love to try new dishes from different tribes and cultures. And as a Nigerian-American and African at that, I’ve tried dishes from yorubas, itsekiri, urhobo and many others.
Basically, on this platform, I will be talking about different dishes, nutritional value and the exciting things we never knew about this foods…
So read on and let’s get educated…
My first write-up would be about BANANAS🍌;
Bananas are both a fruit and not a fruit. While the banana plant is colloquially called a banana tree, it’s actually an herb distantly related to ginger, since the plant has a succulent tree stem, instead of a wood one.
The yellow thing you peel and eat is, in fact, a fruit because it contains the seeds of the plant. Although since bananas have been commercially grown, the plants are sterile, and the seeds have gradually been reduced to little specs.
And to clarify more banana terminology: bananas grow in what are known as “hands,” so-called because of their appearance, which makes up the larger stalk, known as a “bunch.”
Asides it being a fruit , it could also play a big role, for example, clean up a cracking disc👍; it stops a scratched disk from skipping and fills the scratches without damaging the disk.
Bananas also play a huge role to our skin 🙀 … for real ? You can rub a banana peel on your skin to remove ink stains or soothe insect bites. So when you get ink on your skin, don’t forget to grab ur left over banana peel and rub em on your skin😉.
And lastly, Despite their popularity, there is debate among nutritionists about the actual health value of the banana.
While it’s true bananas are generally low in calories (one medium banana has about 100), and they have little to no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin B6, they also contain about 27 grams of carbohydrates and 14 grams of sugar.
Many nutritionists argue the problem with carbohydrates is that they turn to sugar once they reach the blood stream, spiking your blood sugar levels, leaving you vulnerable to cravings and eventual weight gain, which is why some nutritionists would recommend snacking on other fruits. Don’t get me wrong though, don’t eat bananas if you wanna lose weight and for those tryna gain weight like me, it would be easier if you drink em as milkshakes ( bananas and milk blended together) everyday and probably a finger of banana daily😏😋.
Still, medical research has shown that eating bananas may lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as decrease the risk of getting some cancers.
Also, in face of a common belief, bananas are relatively low in potassium compared to other foods, such as beans, milk, apricots, carrots, bell peppers and sweet potatoes. So that’s it on bananas; for more writeups and more about food you can leave a comment suggesting what food and dishes I should talk about.
Have a nice day!😎