Posts By: Kristen Ponger

15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

1. Egg Substitute. For an egg substitute in chewy baking recipes, replace one egg with one ripened mashed banana. Great idea for infants and vegans. 2. Shine Your Shoes. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes, wallet or hip jacket. Just wipe away the residue with a lint-free cloth. 3. Clean… Read more »

How the Peru Floods Impacted Banana Farmer Partners

By: Mildred Alvarado, Producer Relations, Equal Exchange Bananas The first five months of the year are usually the most difficult for our Peruvian banana farmer partners due to weather difficulties. Problems due to the rainy season are expected. However, what’s happening this year is unusual. We asked Leticia Gutierrez, a producer and the Logistics Coordinator… Read more »

3 Ways to Hydrate with Vitamins & Minerals

Hydration is essential to health. When our bodies do not get enough caffeine and sugar-free fluid, we can experience any of the following symptoms: Mental fog and confusion Exhaustion Dizziness Poor digestion and constipation Irregular body temperature and fluctuations Weight gain Experts recommend drinking 1 oz of water for every kg of body weight (roughly… Read more »

8 Reasons to Love Bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruit on Earth – for good reasons: They are full of nutrients, delicious, and come in their own handy packaging! At about 100 calories, a medium-size banana boosts 11 minerals, 6 vitamins, and, of course, potassium, an important electrolyte that aids in the optimal functioning and health of… Read more »

5 Reasons to Choose Organic Bananas (vs. Conventional)

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange You may be thinking that the banana peel protects you from pesticides, but there’s more to it. Here are 5 reasons why buying organic matters. 1. Your Health Even though bananas have skin, the pesticides seep into the soil, and are absorbed by the plant. Plus pesticide residue can get… Read more »