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GOING bananas

How much do we really know about the nation’s favourite fruit? Sarah Hutchings does some digging and discovers that it’s a banana – not an apple – a day that’s more likely to keep the doctor at bay…

Here in Britain, it’s fair to say we are bananas about bananas. More than five billion are consumed each year, meaning that, on average, each of us gets through around 10kg, which is approximately 100 bananas. If my house is anything to go by, that figure falls way short of the mark.

We’ve still got a long way to go to reach Uganda’s level of consumption, however, as Ugandans eat an average 227kg bananas per person every year – in fact, the Ugandan word for food, ‘matooke’ also means banana!

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Are you interested in trying out the Raw Food diet? Join us in the July issue of Vegan Food & Living where we show you how to make everything from delicious summer vegetable rolls to moreish raw cheesecakes and noodle bowls. Plus we discover the ins and outs of how to go raw. Also this issue, we explore the magical ingredient aquafaba, whip up an Indian feast and create some fun summer street food. Looking to go on a luxury break? We travel the world to find the best vegan hotels. We also share top tips for festival goers, concoct some medicinal teas and reveal how ethical your vegan diet really is. This issue also comes with a free Vegan Junk Food mini mag, packed with 23 tempting recipes and a how-to guide to making your own seitan. Download the issue today!