Banana Nutrition Facts
Bananas, as long as you don't step on them, they are great for your health. Banana nutrition facts are not something most of us are aware of in much detail. You will be surprised to see the long list of vitamins, minerals and other elements that bananas contain.
We have listed the most commonly searched for banana nutrition facts in the first row (energy, protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, sugar), while other ingredients are further down the table.
But before you take a look at the table below to see detailed nutritional values for bananas take a moment to find out about the health benefits of bananas.
Banana Health Benefits - Quick Facts
- Bananas have two times more carbohydrates than apples. This makes them the perfect mid-day snack. Eating only one or two bananas will keep you feeling full longer than most other fruits would.
- They are loaded with vitamin A. Vitamin A helps prevent cancer in organs and glands that contain epithelial tissue. Furthermore, Vitamin A helps keep our eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist which is essential for their proper functioning and nourishment.
- Bananas are full of energy because of their abundance of vitamins and minerals. Only 2 bananas can give you enough energy to exercise for 1 to 2 hours.
- Rich in potassium. Pottasium helps our circulatory system and is also helpful in reducing heart stroke and regulates blood pressure.
- Bananas promote regular bowel function because of their fiber. Thus, they are nature's laxative.
And let's not forget they simply taste great! They are perfect for fruit smoothies too. If you are making a pre or post workout whey protein shake it's good to toss in one banana into the blender as well because it will give you protein smoothie some thickness and texture.
Some also love to eat them in the morning along with their morning cereal. Just cut the banana on top of you breakfast cereal and enjoy! You will love the way the milk and banana complement each other in terms of taste.
If you need a good banana fruit smoothie recipe visit our strawberry banana smoothie recipes page.
BANANA NUTRITION FACTS
|Size: 1.0 x 1 - Medium, 7" to 8" long, 118gr|
|Energy [kcal]||Protein [g]||Carbs [g]||Fat [g]||Fiber [g]||Sugar [g]|
|Water [%]||Starch [g]||Calcium [mg]||Iron [mg]||Magnesium [mg]||Phosphorus [mg]|
|Potassium [mg]||Sodium [mg]||Zinc [mg]||Copper [mg]||Manganese [mg]||Fluoride [mg]|
|Selenium [mg]||Vitamin C [mg]||Thiamin [mg]||Riboflavin [mg]||Niacin [mg]||Pantothenic Acid [mg]|
|Vitamin B-6 [mg]||Folate [mcg]||Folic Acid [mcg]||Choline [mg]||Vitamin B-12 [mcg]||Vitamin A [IU]|
|Carotine, Beta [mcg]||Vitamin E [mg]||Vitamin K [mcg]||Fatty Acids, Total Saturated [g]||Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated [g]|
|Fatty Acids, Polyunsaturated [g]||Cholesterol [mg]||Phytosterols [mg]||Tryptophan [g]||Arginine [g]|
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