Bananas – Cavendish

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Delicious, fresh, certified organic cavendish bananas.

 

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Enjoy banana fruit is nature’s energy-rich food that comes with a safety envelope! Fresh, creamy, and delicious dessert bananas are one of the cheapest and readily available fruits all year round.

8 amazing Health Benefits of Banana

  1. Banana is one of the high-calorie tropical fruits. 100 grams of its flesh carries 90 calories. Nonetheless, it is packed with numerous health-benefiting phytonutrients like dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
  2. Banana fruit is composed of soft, easily digestible flesh made up of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose, that upon consumption, instantly replenishes energy and revitalizes the body. Hence, it is one of the favorite quick bites among athletes to grab some instant energy. It is also one of the recommended supplement food in the treatment-plan for under-nourished children.
  3. The fruit holds a good amount of soluble dietary fiber (7% of DRA per 100 grams) that helps in regular bowel movements, thereby reducing constipation problems.
  4. It contains health-promoting flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, a, and ß-carotenes albeit, in small amounts. Together, these compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
  5. Banana is a good source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), provides about 28% of daily-recommended allowance. Pyridoxine is an essential B-complex vitamin that has a beneficial role in the treatment of neuritis, and anemia. Further, it helps decrease homocysteine (one of the triggering factors in coronary artery disease (CHD) and stroke episodes) levels within the human body.
  6. The fruit is also an ideal source of vitamin-C (about 8.7 mg per 100g). Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
  7. Fresh bananas provide adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese. Magnesium is essential for bone strengthening and has a cardiac-protective role as well. Manganese utilized as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is an essential trace element in the production of red blood cells.
  8. Fresh banana is a very rich source of potassium. 100 g fruit provides 358 mg potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure, countering the harmful effects of sodium.

Banana fruit (Musa acuminata colla), Nutritive Value per 100 g, (Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle Nutrient Value Percent of RDA
Energy 89 Kcal 4.5%
Carbohydrates 22.84 g 18%
Protein 1.09g 2%
Total Fat 0.33 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 2.60 g 7%
Vitamins
Folates 20 Β΅g 5%
Niacin 0.665 mg 4%
Pantothenic acid 0.334 mg 7%
Pyridoxine 0.367 mg 28%
Riboflavin 0.073 mg 5%
Thiamin 0.031 mg 2%
Vitamin A 64 IU 2%
Vitamin C 8.7 mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.10 mg 1%
Vitamin K 0.5 Β΅g 1%
Electrolytes
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 358 mg 8%
Minerals
Calcium 5 mg 0.5%
Copper 0.078 mg 8%
Iron 0.26 mg 2%
Magnesium 27 mg 7%
Manganese 0.270 mg 13%
Phosphorus 22 mg 3%
Selenium 1.0 Β΅g 2%
Zinc 0.15 mg 1%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-alpha 25 Β΅g
Carotene-beta 26 Β΅g
Lutein-zeaxanthin 22 Β΅g

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500g, 1kg, 2kg