Easy banana cooking week (not easy to say, but easy to do) rolls on with some healthy alternatives to cookies, but first a word about the banana. According to Fair Trade USA:
- Bananas are the 4th most important staple food in the world after rice, wheat, and maize.
- In the United States, bananas represent a full 50% of all US fresh fruit imports, a large portion of which are produced in Latin America.
- Contrary to popular belief, bananas do not grow on trees, but, in fact, on the largest herb plant on Earth.