Cyprus, Nicosia

Banana Season in Cyprus

Updated: 3 weeks ago

On the island, the climate is so hot that in the south, around Paphos, bananas are even grown for export. There are also farms with banana plantations in Northern Cyprus. And it is during the winter that you can buy natural local bananas here.

Seasonal fresh fruits, just picked from the tree, contain much more beneficial substances than those imported from another country. Therefore, it makes sense to take advantage of the banana season and buy this nutritious fruit in large quantities.

Bananas contain beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, vitamins A, C, B1, E, K, B2, B3 (PP), B4, B5, B6, and B9. This fruit is also rich in minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and fluorine.

Dietitians and even cardiologists recommend eating at least one banana a day to improve heart function, as one fruit provides the necessary daily dose of potassium. However, if you have problems with veins, you should be cautious with bananas as they tend to thicken the blood, which is harmful in the case of varicose veins.

Fresh bananas can be safely and effectively used in cosmetology.

  • Thanks to the antibacterial properties, banana pulp masks can be used to lighten pigmentation spots, reduce irritations, breakouts, and acne.
  • Applying banana puree on the face for 20 minutes helps restore the skin's radiance.
  • To make a hand cream that can eliminate roughness and soften the skin, mash the banana pulp and mix it with sugar.
  • A mask made of banana and yogurt can reduce hair loss, restore shine, and get rid of dandruff. Simply mix two bananas with two tablespoons of yogurt, a spoonful of liquid honey, and apply this mixture to the scalp (leave the mask on for 1-1.5 hours, wearing a shower cap and wrapping the head with a towel. Then rinse the hair thoroughly).

Use the seasonal fruits of Cyprus for the benefit of your health.

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