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Let's talk about bananas !

Everybody, even little kids, love bananas.  They are soft and easy to eat.  They are sweet and fun to peel.  They are also an excellent source of Vitamin B, soluble fiber, and contain moderate amounts of Vitamin C, manganese and potassium.  They are good for you.

I'm a New Yorker.  Like Tokyo, New York is a fast city and people are always in a rush.  They walk at a quick pace.  You can see them running to catch a bus, or a train.  Sometimes you'll see them walking while munching on a pretzel,or a hot dog, which they bought at a street vendor.

There are also vendors who sell just bananas.  You could buy a banana as you are walking to work for a quarter.  A quarter is 25 cents, about 25 yen.

I often bought a banana when I was working in New York.  I would throw my bag over my shoulder and peel it as I walked (almost at a run) up 5th Avenue on my way to the company.

Bananas are a quick fix for people on the move.  How about you ?  Do you eat bananas ?                        (V.C)

英会話表現&英単語 その148
fun to peel                    皮をむくのも楽しい
soluble fiber                  溶解しやすい食物繊維
moderate amounts of 〜     少なくない量の〜
manganese and potassium        マンガンとカリウム
in a rush                      急いでいる
while munching on 〜      〜を食べながら
pretzel                        プリッツェル(クラッカー)
street vendor                  露店商人
on my way to 〜        〜へ行く途中
quick fix                      手っ取り早い対処
people on the move             忙しい人

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