Also known as sugar banana or lady finger bananas, these small and sweet treats do not ripen as fast as regular bananas. They’re a great source of energy and they make a perfect snack for children of all ages
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Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:
THE BABY BANANA IS…
A GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
One serving (100gr) of baby banana provides 11% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. Potassium is essential for nerve and muscle activity; it also helps remove toxins from the cells and aids in nutrient absorption. A diet rich in potassium helps lower blood pressure and may offset the negative effects of sodium.
A GOOD SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER
One serving (100gr) of baby banana provides 12% of the recommended daily intake of soluble dietary fiber. Dietary fiber helps lower bad cholesterol, improves digestion, and helps maintain bowel health. The recommended daily intake of soluble dietary fiber for women is 25 grams, and 38 grams for men.
A GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
One serving (100gr) of baby banana provides 15% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system; it also assists wound healing, promotes the production of collagen, and increases iron absorption. Baby banana is also rich in antioxidants (flavonoids), which help the body fight toxins and prevent the effects of free radicals.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF FOLATE
One serving (100gr) of baby banana provides 5% of the recommended daily intake of folate. Both folate and folic acid are a type of B vitamin. Folate is naturally present in food, whereas folic acid is the synthetic form. Folic acid is essential for pregnancy as it can help prevent birth defects.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM
One serving (100 grams) of baby banana provides 7% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. This mineral helps bones remain strong and aids in protein and energy production.
The Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic dating back to the 6th century BC, includes direct references to the benefits of bananas. Many of the stone carvings found in the Borobudur Buddhist temple, built around 850 BC, and located in central Java, Indonesia, show banana offerings to Buddha. Originally from Malaysia, bananas are grown in Colombia mainly in the Urabá and Magdalena regions.
Did you know that banana flour is produced in many tropical regions? After harvest, the fruit, the stem, the leaves, the flowers, and the roots are used to make vinegar, paper, pressed wood, dyes, and fodder. Bananas are a rich source of fast-digesting carbohydrates, which makes them a perfect pre-workout snack.
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