Some kids might be terrified of the taste of a banana.
But some adults have even gone so far as to deny the fruit is edible, according to the latest research.
“I’m not a scientist, so I’m not really able to answer this question,” Professor John F. DeLong, a biologist at the University of Wisconsin, said in a statement.
“I know that bananas are edible, and I have seen some adults who have said that.
But I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they can’t taste it.
And if they can taste it, then I would say that’s a very good thing.””
Bananas taste good, they’re nutritious and they’re good for you.”
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, looked at children who said they could not taste banana in their food.
“Banana is not an edible food, so it’s not that it tastes bad, it’s that it’s hard to eat,” DeLong told Reuters Health.
“It’s like the ‘green slime,’ a lot of people think it’s bad for you.
But it’s actually good for us, so that’s what makes it good for children.”
DeLong’s research found that some adults in their 20s and 30s denied the banana’s nutritional value to children.
“The people who were very high on the banana list denied it to children,” he said.
“But the adults who were low on the list said, ‘No, it tastes good, but it’s just not good for me.'”
“So, that suggests to me that a lot more adults are saying, ‘Well, there’s no harm in eating it,’ than saying, well, there is harm in denying that it is edible,” Delong said.
“But that’s not the case with bananas.
It’s actually quite easy to get it down and eat it, and it’s really not that bad for us.”
Delong said he was not sure what was causing the difference between adults who said the fruit tasted bad and adults who did not.
“It’s hard for me to speculate about that, because I don’t know,” he added.
The findings could have implications for health.
The Australian Government has advised all Australians to avoid eating bananas and to avoid all fruit in the summer.