Being ‘yellow’ and a monkey’s favorite food, the banana is a playful way that the psyche portrays sexual thoughts. As a symbol of nourishment, it suggests how you need only peel away your outer covering (clothes) to get at the fruit within. Most food symbols portray the idea of how you are seeking more fulfillment (nourishment) in what you are doing. The banana combines the color yellow (jealousy) with a phallic shape that can represent power or potency. A rotten banana can represent neglecting sexuality - or feeling a lack of reward from all of your efforts. See Fruit under Food.