-Banana : rich in potassium, gives energy
-Support the local economy
The money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in our community.
-Local foods promote a safer food supply
The more steps there are between you and your fruit's source the more chances there are for contamination. Fruits grown in distant locations has the potential for food safety issues at harvesting, washing, shipping and distribution.