Bananas Could Save Your Morning Coffee

From Bioplastics to Food, Bananas Are a Versatile Fruit

Bananas are not just a healthy food and good source of potassium in people's diet. They can help humans in other ways too. For example, bananas can be used for electrical wiring and cosmetics.

Another good example: bananas can help prevent damage to various plants caused by global warming. For instance, the best coffee in the world is shade grown Arabica coffee. Unfortunately, the Arabica fields have shrunk dramatically due to a warming climate, and soon the coffee might become a scarce delicacy. However, there is a hope for the coffee plant. The banana plant can help coffee farmers by providing shade and protecting their plants from specific coffee plant diseases.

Elif Biglin, a high schooler in Turkey, also found an alternative use for banana peels. She realized that you could make bioplastic out of them. The bioplastic can be used for electric wiring and cosmetic prostheses.

Another important plant is the potato. Potatoes rank as the third most important food crop in the world. Potatoes are eaten by over 1 billion people worldwide. Although potatoes are important, they can also die when temperatures get too high. Recent studies have proved that bananas could replace potatoes as third most important crop, because they are already consumed by over 400 million people.

As you can see, bananas are far more than what meets the eye. Used creatively, they could be a solution to many of our problems.

[Source: The Next Big Thing]

Nice! Now I will know that when I start drinking coffee – Vanessa (2016-02-11 16:19)
I love Bananas and i love this Article this really brighten up my day – Mariama BahGlendale (2016-02-11 17:46)
Very nice article! I had no idea how important bananas could be. Keep up the good work! – Leila FWest High (2016-02-11 17:56)
Very cool! I had no idea that you could make plastic out of banana peels. Most plastic is currently made from oil, which is not the most environmentally friendly material. – BenUW Madison (2016-02-11 19:01)
Wow, I had no idea that people can make bioplastic out of banana peels. Good work on this article. Keep up the good work Gabriella! – SelynaSennett Middle School (2016-02-16 19:10)
Excellent article. Very informative! – JayaChicago, IL (2016-04-03 13:22)
This article is well researched and eloquently written! Well done! – K ArmaniChicago (2016-04-03 17:52)
Very well written! – GayleChicago (2016-04-03 17:54)
This is really interesting. I don't like bananas but now I have a better appreciation for them. – BobMadison (2016-04-17 20:41)