I've started buying bananas regularly just recently. Jerome likes bananas. We have a bunch hanging in the kitchen almost every week. I've heard some people saying that pregnant women should avoid eating Del Monte bananas are they are cooling/'liang'. Not that I'm pregnant now, but I avoided buying Del Monte and bought Dole instead. I wonder if it makes any difference. I wonder if what I heard about the Del Monte bananas is really true. Is it just a myth? Hence, I decided to find out more about this fruit that we're now having regularly. You are what you eat...
What I've found out so far from the net:
First, the benefits about bananas. They're better than apples. So it's time to say "A banana a day keeps the doctor away."? Great! I'll continue to buy bananas regularly.
Then I read on other sites about 'banana wars' and 'blood bananas'...
The land, environment and workers at the banana plantations are 'poisoned' by the mass chemical pesticide used in growing these bananas. See here and here. And quite a bit of bad press regarding Del Monte's exploitation of its workers and workers being murdered.
So no Del Monte bananas for me.
What about Dole bananas then?
"Bananas! The Shocking Film that Dole Doesn't Want You To See"
So no more Del Monte or Dole bananas for me until I know the situation has improved.
I know I'm going to see the bananas in a different light...