The average banana weighs 120 grams and is around 8 inches in length. There are approximately 100 calories and 14 grams of sugar in a banana.
Bananas are grown worldwide in over 100 countries and are believed to have first been domesticated in Papa, New Guinea. Bananas are largely produced to be consumed as fruit but are also used for making fiber and banana beer and for ornamental considerations. The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. The banana is a fruit that is botanically considered to be a berry. Bananas used for cooking purposes are generally referred to as plantains.