There's very little about bananas that isn't useful. They're flawlessly bundled, versatile and incredible for a snappy and simple snack. In any case, on the off chance that we have one grievance, it's those repulsive little strings between the peel and the flesh of the banana that you need to set aside the time to find and expel before it's ready to eat. Ignore that and you're risking choke like you've never experienced whether you incidentally bite into one. So what are they, and for what reason are the encroaching upon your snack time?
Dr. Nicholas D. Gillitt, vice president of nutrition research and director at the Dole Nutrition Institute, sat down to converse with HuffPost about those loathsome banana strings — and it turns out they really fill a need. Truth be told, without those irritating strings, which we presently know are called phloem bundles, bananas as you most likely know them probably wouldn't exist.
If you really remember anything from your junior high biology class, you may recollect the terms phloem and xylem, which are the tissues in plants that transport nourishment and water. Phloem is in charge of moving sustenance from the leaves to whatever remains of the plant. So basically, they're one of the principle reason bananas can develop and flourish. Don't you feel terrible for loathing them now?
What's more, as indicated by Gillitt, it's safe eating those strings — they're in reality even beneficial.
"In general, all parts of fruits are healthy. We eat the skins of apples, pears, etc., and we could eat the skins of bananas — including the phloem bundles — if we find them palatable, but there is no evidence to suggest they are harmful".
Gillitt also says it might be conceivable to plan a banana without phloem bundles, however he doesn't see the point.
"Yes it is potentially possible, but if the phloem bundles are necessary for the adequate disposition of nutrients throughout the plant, and are not truly bothersome, what would be the driver?We would feel it is a much more important extension of resources to spend research money on breeding disease-resistant or increased nutrient content varieties."
Reasonable point, however he's clearly never attempted to remove each and every string from a banana.