Bananas are a excellent source of vitamins and other nutrients. Although it might be a misunderstood fruit, it’s sweet taste and fiber content makes it a great quality snack.

Specifically bananas contain vitamin C that enhances antioxidant defenses of the human body and iron absorption. Potassium plays an important role in protein synthesis and the maintenance/growth of muscle mass. Through the high concentration of fiber, unlike on what is believed, bananas help us maintain a healthy weight.

Additionally nutrients contained in banana in smaller quantities are vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, iron, copper, zinc, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium.

The banana also contains sucrose, fructose and glucose that are metabolized too quickly by providing a direct source of energy in the body increasing the concentration of blood glucose.We should add that the banana is sodium and has traces of fat and cholesterol.

Finally it should not be removed from a balanced diet plan but the calorific value makes it a fruit that is best not to be consumed in large quantities.

Nutritional values:

Bananas – 100g

Calories 89

Fat 0,3 g

Protein 1,1 g

Cholesterol 0,0 mg

Water 74,9 g

Vitamin A 64 IU

Vitamin C 8,7 mg

Riboflavin 0,1 mg

Niacin 0,7 mg

Choline 9,8 mg

Calcium 5,0 mg

Iron 0,3 mg

Magnesium 27,0 mg

Phosphorus 22,0 mg

Potassium 358 mg

Copper 0,1 mg

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