Bananas have to be one of the world’s most underrated fruits. They are easy to peel unlike an orange which tends to squirt acid in your eyes and no matter how tasty this citrus delight is, it wasn’t worth the pain, smell or effort.
The moment every sleeve has been peeled down off the banana, it reminds one of an exploding volcano or Marylin Monroe popping out of a cake. However, putting aside the obvious positive factors of a banana tasting sweet and creamy whilst maintaining its firm flesh, there are more erotic connotations that have made this fruit just to much to bear for some – you’re yellow and you know it.
Being one of many on a list of apparently immoral and blasphemous fruits and vegetables, the banana was denounced by an anonymous Sheikh in Europe as too raunchy for women to touch as it would lead their minds to unchartered territories – oh matron! However, this belief system is not just woven within the radical circles as certain law firms in Scandinavia have accused bananas of helping red-blooded office-based females conduct an erotic scene when eating their lunch. By this we are talking about eating a banana without chopping it into little pieces first. Before we tarnish the reputation of this yellow delight, clearly consumed by the licentious, lets take a look at why we mustn’t marginalise this sunshine berry.
Originally found and named in 63BC, Bananas were later (early 15th century) brought to Europe from West Africa by Portuguese explorers. The word Banana derives from Guinean Banema and the first printed word was found in the 17th century. The original banana was in the form of a green and red banana known as plantain so the sweet yellow type we recognise today was actually a mutant strain – complete deviant.
I love banana’s … I really do.