Green Banana Benefits

Banana Benefits

Rich in antioxidants, easy to cook or enjoy, banana is one of the most consumed fruits in the world. The green banana, unlike a ripe banana, brings a set of benefits to the body and is one of the ideal allies to support a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. What are the nutritional characteristics of green banana and its virtues on health? Answers in our article.

Nutritional properties of green banana

Whatever the type of banana chosen, dessert or cooking, banana is an excellent appetite suppressant in case of cravings and it is recommended to eat regularly. A banana indeed contains:

  • of antioxidants that protect cell membranes from free radicals responsible for premature aging of the organism;
  • of vitamin C  ;
  • of fibers that aid digestion;
  • of beta-carotene, which helps the body synthesize vitamin A;
  • starch which, once in the intestines, provokes a fermentation beneficial to the good health of the intestines and the colon;
  • essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, and copper.

The consumption of green banana, not completely ripe, allows benefiting from all these nutrients and in particular starch.

Good to know: because of its high caloric intake of 90 calories per 100 grams of banana, banana is one of the most suitable fruit for sports.

Green banana: benefits on the body

Daily consumption of a large number of fruits and vegetables is ideal for staying in top shape and reducing the risk of many diseases. Green banana is particularly recommended for:

  • people with type 2 diabetes: green bananas contain less sugar than mature bananas and thus limit peaks in blood sugar levels;
  • reduce the risk of developing cancers of the kidney, breast, digestive organs;
  • combat chronic diarrhea, especially in cases of gastroenteritis;
  • help regulate bad blood cholesterol levels
  • prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases.

Finally, green bananas containing less fructose than ripe bananas, their consumption is recommended as part of a strict diet aimed at weight loss.

Note: Bananas, whatever they are, should not be consumed by people with kidney disorders.

Consumption of green bananas

Banana production is mainly located in India, Indonesia, and Brazil. It is thus possible to find green bananas all year round. Green bananas can be eaten:

  • raw, as soon as they have been peeled;
  • cooked with salty dishes and meats like pork or chicken and gratins, chips or fries of banana;
  • cooked in pastries such as cupcakes or crumbles;
  • raw in smoothies, made using a blender.
Accessible to all, green bananas are sold for a price between 1.5 and 3 € per kilo.

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