The banana is one of nature's perfect foods. Simply peel 'n' eat for a blast of nutrients such as potassium, along with vitamins B6 and C. And don't forget the fiber. No wonder the banana is the No. 1-selling item in supermarkets in the United States.
Knowing all this, the Dole Food Company - the world's largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables - is reaching out in a social-networking way with its Go Bananas Every Day campaign. Sign up and receive free banana recipes, tips and trivia, and the latest in health-related research.
Banana-lovers can play on Twitter (@DOLEBananas#Go366) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dolebananas), and will receive daily banana-friendly suggestions. More information: www.dole.com/bananas.
Meanwhile, you should know that Aug. 25 is National Banana Split Day, when the iconic dessert will celebrate its 108th birthday. Plus, next time you're in Pasadena, try the banana cream pie at Pie 'n' Burger, called America's best version by the New York Times.