Did you know? The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum which means "fruit of wise old men" Rubbing the inside of a banana on a mosquito bite will help alleviate the itch and rubbing the inside of a banana on a cut can help the swelling do down as well as fight infection. With over 100 billion bananas eaten every year, they are the 4th most popular fruit. Bananas are the only fruit that contains tryptophan plus vitamin B6 making them a natural depression alleviating substance. Isn't that amazing?!