A banana is an elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called “plantains”, distinguishing them from dessert bananas.
One banana supplies 30 percent of the daily vitamin B6 requirement and is rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber. It reduces appetite and promotes weight loss, while also boosting the immune system and keeping the bones strong. It is very good for pregnant women and athletes.