Banana Nutrition

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History Of Banana

The homeland of bananas is considered in the Southeast Asia, mainly referring to the island of the Malay Archipelago. Bananas are cultivated since the XI century BC, the first mentions of bananas were when the plant had already grew in India and many other countries.

Is a banana a berry?

According to all botanical characteristics, banana is a berry, in wild-growing bananas, there are still have many seeds that are practically absent in cultivated varieties. Thick-skinned berries do not need bones, because they have been grown not from seeds. In the culinary classification, banana refers to fruits.

How many calories in a banana?

Calorie banana is 95 kcal per 100 grams of product.

Banana nutrition

Nutritional value, composition and beneficial properties of a banana
The composition of the pulp of banana contains many useful substances: beta-carotene, pectin, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, PP, as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, fluorine, phosphorus and sodium, fructose and fiber. The use of bananas has a beneficial effect on the work of the heart muscle, reduces the level of “bad” cholesterol, improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Bananas elevate mood and help prevent stress.

Banana nutrition facts

  • 105 calories
  • 27g carbohydrates
  • 1g protein
  • <1g total fat
  • 0g saturated fat
  • 3g fiber
  • 14g sugar
  • 422mg potassium (12% DV)
  • 32mg magnesium (8% DV)
  • 10.3mg vitamin C (17% DV)
  • 0.433mg vitamin B6 (20% DV)

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