The banana has its origin in southern Asia, being known in the Mediterranean from year 650 d.C. The species arrived at the Canary Islands in century XV and from it was taken there to America in 1516. The commercial culture begins in the Canary Islands at the end of century XIX and principles of century XX.

Consumers of the north appreciate it only like a dessert, but he constitutes an essential part of the daily diet for the inhabitants of more than one hundred tropical and subtropical countries.

It emphasizes his carbon hydrate content, reason why its caloric value is elevated. The most representative nutrients of the banana are the potassium, the magnesium, the fólico acid and substances of action astringent without despising their high fiber contribution, of the type fruit-oligosaca'ridos. These last ones turn it an appropriate fruit for those who suffers of diarreicos processes. The potassium is a necessary mineral for the transmission and generation of the nervous impulse and for the normal muscular activity, takes part inside in the balance of water and outside the cell. The magnesium is related to the operation of intestine, nerves and muscles, comprise of bones and teeth, improve the immunity and have a smooth laxative effect. The fólico acid takes part in the red
and white globule production, in the genetic material synthesis and the formation antibodies of the immunological system. It contributes to deal with or to prevent anemias and bifid thorn in the pregnancy.