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SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1912
THE UNDERVALUED BANANA
The dictum that fruits should be eaten "in their season" finds its limitations as regards variety in the temperate zones at certain periods of the year. There is, however, one fruit which is readily available fresh in American markets at practically all seasons, although it grows best from November to April in its tropical or semitropical home. It is unfortunate that an article of diet which meets certain nutritive requirements so well and is so easily obtained at reasonable cost as the banana should be the subject of much misunderstanding among both physicians and laymen. For despite the fact that over forty million bunches are reported to have been brought to the United States last year, it is
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(4):276–280. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010276019
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