popularity [of cavendish banana]

among consumers

Bananas are one of the cheapest and most consumed fruits in the world as more than 100 billion bananas are consumed annually worldwide. They are a convenient snack with an abundant amount of nutritious value. After wheat, rice, and corn, bananas are the fourth most important food crop in the world.


Bananas have around 400 milligrams of Potassium per 100 g of fresh fruit. Moreover, consuming a banana helps regulate human’s blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease by up to 27%. Other than being high in potassium, bananas are also a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Especially in rural areas in non-developing countries, banana can provide up to 25% of the family daily calorie intake. Many African countries like Uganda, Rwanda, and Cameroon, exceeds the consumption of 200 kg of banana (including the Cavendish banana) per capita. Additionally, Filipinos have around 60 kg/year of consumption of bananas.