It takes approximately three medium bananas or four small bananas to make a pound. Additionally, it takes approximately 1 1/3 cups of mashed bananas or 4 1/2 cups of sliced, dried bananas to make a pound. The number of bananas in a pound depends on the size of the fruit.Continue Reading
A medium banana yields 2/3 cup of sliced banana while two medium bananas are needed to make 1 cup of diced banana. Three medium bananas are needed to make up 1 cup of mashed banana.
Bananas grow on perennial herbs that look similar to trees. The fruit, often called fingers, grows in a group called a hand.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
The naturally occurring sugar content in various fruits ranges from 28 grams per cup for bananas to 1.4 grams per whole lemon. Well+Good recommends eating fruits with less sugar, such as strawberries (7 grams per cup), apples (11 grams per cup) and cantaloupe (13 grams per cup) to avoid experiencing blood sugar spikes.Full Answer >
Potassium-rich fruits such as bananas, tomatoes, oranges, cantaloupe and grapefruit can be part of a balanced, healthy diet to control blood pressure. Other beneficial fruits include prunes, apricots, raisins and dates. Fresh fruits have beneficial minerals, vitamins and fiber that are vital in controlling blood pressure.Full Answer >
It's true that bananas are higher in carbohydrates than other fruits, but the all-around health benefits of bananas make them almost the ideal snack for diabetics, states About.com. The carb count for typical bananas, ranging from small to large, falls between 23 and 31 grams.Full Answer >
Many varieties of bananas have seeds; however, Cavendish bananas, which are the type that most people eat, do not have seeds. Long ago a tetraploid banana was mated with a normal diploid banana, creating a banana that couldn't mate or produce seeds, which is the banana we eat today.Full Answer >