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Bananas: The Ideal Food for Humans Dothan AL

In its general suitability and beneficence in the human diet few foods approach the banana. It is, ecologically and biologically, our most ideal food. Dates, figs, grapes, melons and oranges, quite common foods, deserve a place in our diet but in the final analysis, the banana wins on practically every count: economy, nutrition, convenience, plenitude, deliciousness, etc.

Winn-Dixie
(334) 793-4518
3850 W. Main Street
Dothan, AL
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ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Pharmacy #
334-794-6112
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Winn-Dixie
(334) 794-4377
1571 Westgate Pkwy
Dothan, AL
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ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Pharmacy #
334-677-6760
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Sam'S Club
(334) 671-5005
3440 Ross Clark Crl. N.W.
Dothan, AL
Pharmacy #
(334)671-5005

Walmart Supercenter
(334) 702-1310
3300 South Oates Street
Dothan, AL
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(334) 702-0840
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Southern Family Market
(334) 793-3061
3813 Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL

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Walmart Supercenter
(334) 793-3099
4310 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
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Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(334) 793-4409
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Target
(334) 340-1112
4601 Montgomery Hwy Ste 300
Dothan, AL
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M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Winn-Dixie
(334) 677-6067
2131 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
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ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
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Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Pharmacy #
334-677-4665
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Tates Supermarket
(334) 588-2933
300 E Mill St
Hartford, AL
 
Bruno's
(334) 793-5006
3090 Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL

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Bananas: The Ideal Food for Humans

by Dr. T.C. Fry

From Living Nutrition vol 8

Bananas deserve the highest rank as food for humans. It is one of the oldest foods of humans and has been treasured for its deliciousness. The ancients referred to the banana plant as the "Paradise Tree" and its fruit as the fruit of paradise. Never has there been a more apropos description of a food. Bananas are one of our most important foods and deserve a far greater role in our diet—in fact, they should be our foremost item of diet as they are with many tropical peoples, who also eat other tropical fruits such as breadfruit, jackfruit, coconut, mango, etc.

We are a class of frugivores that achieved our high development with fruits of the tree as the bulk of our diet. Fruits of the tree in our pristine habitat were mostly sweet fruits such as bananas, figs, grapes and dates.

In its general suitability and beneficence in the human diet few foods approach the banana. It is, ecologically and biologically, our most ideal food. Dates, figs, grapes, melons and oranges, quite common foods, deserve a place in our diet but in the final analysis, the banana wins on practically every count: economy, nutrition, convenience, plenitude, deliciousness, etc. Apples are a wholesome food but they are woefully deficient in protein, having only 0.2% by dry weight and then only two or three of the essential amino acids, whereas bananas have all the essential amino acids and have about 5.2% protein dry weight.

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