Going Bananas for Bananas, the Perfectly Designed Snack
It’s so easy to overlook the simple perfection of a banana, because we are so used to it. Everyday. It’s like the clear blue sky or making the yellow light. The overall design of the banana is so constructive and fluid, that it is almost entirely invisible.
The Best for a Few Reasons
Bananas, arguably the most distinctive of all fruit, are the perfect snack for many reasons. They don’t need to be rinsed or washed, unlike those lowly raspberries, and they are easily transportable.
Banana peels have been the go-to gag since the the days of Charlie Chaplin, but more than a slippery bit of comedy, a banana’s peel is the fruit’s barometer. The natural “package” helps retain solid freshness. Foremost, it is an advanced informative skin that turns yellow when the product is ready for consumption – green means not yet, brown means too late.
Looking at a banana from a design perspective, one immediately notices the fruit is highly ergonomic and sophisticated. Easier than the orange, bananas can be opened by anyone. Like our banana-loving relatives the chimpanzees, we have the perfect length and shape of fingers, just made for peeling bananas. Bananas fit perfectly in the human hand. They come with a non-slip surface, and a bio-degradable packaging.
Put it in your backpack, place it in a lunch pail, the banana is slim enough to fit nearly anywhere, making it the perfect morning or midday snack. There is a reason your mom and your tennis coach kept telling you to pack a banana.
Pure & Nutritious
Bananas are the result of thousands of years of design and domestication by people. The design of the banana is so good, in fact, some people present it as evidence that an ‘intelligent designer’ must have created the fruit. A completely unprocessed food, bananas are both a major staple in the global tropical zone as well as an important cash crop and significant fruit varietal available for worldwide consumption.
Cool and Somewhat Sexy
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but bananas do the same thing, nutritiously speaking. Adding a banana to your daily diet has an array of benefits in your body. Bananas keep your bowels healthy, provide nutrients that regulate heart rhythm and have vitamin compounds for eye health. The banana is so cool, even Velvet Underground’s epic album cover features a banana design by Andy Warhol.