Healthy Tips on Bananas

According to Chinese medicine bananas are cooling, sweet, they lubricate the intestines and lungs, and treat constipation, hypertension and ulcers. What could be more convenient than this healthy food already wrapped in its own packaging! Call into Mullum Farmers Markets before heading off to the Mullum Music Festival and pick up some bananas to give you energy.

Lance from Mount Chowan Organics changed to growing organic bananas 10 years ago because of ill health and now says that not only do his bananas taste fantastic, but his health is amazing too!

Likewise Neville at Mullum and New Brighton uses only organic fertilisers and pesticides for his bananas, and apart from the traditional Cavendish and Lady Finger, he also grows plantain, which are excellent for cooking. If it’s a banana smoothie you need before the Mullum Music Festival, see the guys at Jungle Juice.

Mullum Farmers Markets are held every Friday morning at Mullum Showgrounds. See their Facebook page for more interesting banana history and recipes.

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