“It’s the world’s most consumed fruit and spans generations as food for both toothless babies and the toothless geriatric. It’s soft, sweet, and easy to digest. It crosses historical eras, has been responsible for entire governments rising and falling, and has propped up beleaguered economies. If fruits were countries, the banana would be the world’s superpower. If fruits were pop stars, the banana would be BeyoncĂ©.” From NatGeo, part one of a three-part series: The Miracle of the Modern Banana. (No, this isn’t a story about Orlando Bloom on a stand-up paddle board.)