Bananas and our carbon footprint!
Who does not like bananas? Most of us love them so it is nice to know that they are brilliant choices for our carbon footprints says Mike Berners-Lee in his book How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything.
Bananas are a very good choice for anyone who is concerned about his carbon footprint. For just 80 g of carbon, you are gifted a whole lot of nutrition: 140 calories as well as stacks of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and dietary fibre!
Bananas are good for athletes, for people with high blood pressure, for anyone wishing to stack up on their recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables daily.
They care for the planet as they are grown in natural sunlight.
They keep well. They don’t cause problems of heavy packaging.
And the only really bad bananas are any that you waste as they rot in your fruit bowl! He says “these join the scandalous 30 per cent of food wasted by all of us! Luckily bananas turning soft are still good and can and should be used up to make cakes, milk shakes, and many other treats!