The Many Benefits of Bananas-Unproven!

The Many Benefits of Bananas-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:

This eRumor lists numerous health benefits of bananas.

The Truth:

As a natural fruit, the banana undoubtedly has nutritional advantages but whether this email outlines them accurately remains to be seen.

TruthOrfiction.com checked with one of the biggest distributors of bananas, the Chiquita Banana Company.  A spokesperson told us that bananas are a wholesome, nutritious food and a good source of important vitamins, minerals, and macro nutrients including vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, and dietary fiber.  He said that although he would like to say that everything in the eRumor is true, he is not able to and added that much of the email is based on assumption.

Many of the statements in the email are made without any substantiation.

Last updated 10/22/05

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