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Hmmm... Different varieties, different crops, early and late,etc. Damned if I know

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When something on your fruit or vegetable looks odd, it isn’t unusual to instinctively toss it to the side. But some “weird” parts of fruits and veggies actually contain copious amounts of health benefits (like this fruit’s seed), or they may offer other little-known uses. (Who knew there’s a use for onion skins?) Those “strings” on your banana are no different.

Often peeled off and thrown away with its skin, banana “strings,” which are scientifically called “phloem bundles,” are just as nutritious as the rest of the fruit. They are packed full of potassium, fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin B6.

Phloem is a tissue found in all plants, which is responsible for the transport of nutrients. “Phloem bundles are made up of living cells and allows for food products and sugar to get to all the different parts of the plant,” says Rebecca Lee, a registered nurse and the founder of remediesforme.com, a health resource for natural remedies.

And that is exactly what those “strings” do in the banana; they act as “veins” or “arteries,” transporting necessary nutrients throughout the delectable fruit so it’s grown properly.

“It’s not gross or disgusting it just helps the banana grow and become delicious,” Dr. Elizabeth Trattner A.P. DOM, Doctor of Chinese and Integrative Medicine, told Reader’s Digest. “It is fine to eat and although its structure is a little different than the inside it can be consumed.”

Those phloem bundles can also be used to determine if your banana is ready to eat. If all of the nutrients haven’t been evenly distributed throughout the fruit yet, then the phloem bundles stay on more tightly; meaning the banana is underripe. The opposite occurs with ripe and overripe bananas, as the “strings” can be removed more easily.

Yeah, but the texture is disgusting, like when you get a hair in your mouth.

But if you add a little vinaigrette....

You are invited to a wedding. A MUST SEE! DO NOT MISS IT!

So funny. (You see where his Access Hollywood hands are). I hope this is going viral. But what about Vlad?Kicked to the curb like that ?  Pay-back news yet to come?

Vlad's not kicked to the curb -- it's just a smokescreen, I'll wager.

Ummmmm....

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Cher‘s lips are sealed — unless it’s to take a bite of a nasty dish.

The 72-year-old singer was the latest to challenge James Corden in the game “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” on a special The Late Late Show from London. The rules are simple: either truthfully answer a tough question or eat something pretty disgusting — either way, you lose.

Immediately upon seeing the food choices, the music icon declared that she would “rather rat out my mother” than eat a cow’s tongue. However, she literally ate her words later, when she was challenged to take a bite of the dish or say one nice thing about President Donald Trump.

“What’s one nice thing about him?” she asked. “There’s nothing nice about him – I can’t say one nice thing about him.”

Cher then picked up the giant tongue and chomped down, much to the delight of the host.

Wow...Sarah Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant because she works for Donald McRonald.

Sorry love - "Fly with the crows, get shot with the crows".

Cheers!

Yeah ,I just heard about that. I guess that will hold up in court. if you can refuse to bake a cake because a couple is gay, I  guess you can refuse service to someone who fails to meet your moral beliefs. (Bearing false witness is supposed to be a sin, according to her own evangelical creed).

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