Growth and ripeness of bananas
Bananas are a popular fruit that are grown in many tropical regions around the world. Our bananas are known for their sweet taste and soft texture.
The bananas we grow are typically harvested when they are still green, and they continue to ripen after they are picked. The ripening process causes them to turn yellow and develop a sweeter taste. When overripe, bananas are ideal for use in baked goods and other recipes.
Bananas have numerous health benefits, but the top 5 benefits of bananas are as follows1234:
Supports gut health:
They have a soothing effect on the gut thanks to their high content of pectin, a soluble fibre which not only helps lower cholesterol but normalizes bowel function. The high fibre content helps to promote feelings of fullness and appears to reduce bloating. The resistant starch in bananas also has a prebiotic effect, helping to fuel the gut bacteria so they both increase in number and produce beneficial compounds called short-chain fatty acids.
May support heart health:
Bananas are a good source of potassium, which is important for heart health. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
May help in the management of heartburn:
Bananas are a natural antacid and may help to relieve heartburn symptoms.
Are an energy booster:
Bananas are a good source of carbohydrates, which provide energy. They contain sugar in the form of sucrose, fructose, and glucose in combination with fibre, which allows them to supply an instant yet sustained boost of energy. Being rich in potassium, they support muscle contraction during exercise and may reduce the risk of cramping.
May promote weight loss:
Bananas are a low-calorie food that is high in fibre, which can help promote feelings of fullness and reduce appetite. They are also a good source of resistant starch, which may help to reduce body weight and fat mass.
Bananas are super-rich in antioxidants and other nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B612345. One medium-sized banana contains about 422mg of potassium, which is about 9% of the daily value set by the USDA3. Along with potassium, they contain some vitamin C, folate, and magnesium3. They are also low in fat and sodium2.
Vitamins & Minerals of Bananas
Bananas contain a range of vitamins and minerals, including:
- Healthy source of fibre: improves digestion and promote feelings of fullness35.
- Complex carbohydrates: including resistant starch, they offer digestive health benefits3.
- Vitamin C: important for immune function and skin health
- Vitamin B6: important for energy metabolism and brain function
- Potassium: important for maintaining healthy blood pressure
- Magnesium: important for bone health and regulating nerve and muscle function
|Nutrient||Amount per 80g portion1||Amount per 100g2||Amount per 230g serving3|
|Calories||152 kcal||160 kcal||368 kcal|
|Vitamin C||–||10% of the Daily Value (DV)||–|
|Vitamin K||–||26% of the DV||–|
|Vitamin B6||–||13% of the DV||–|
|Folate||–||20% of the DV||–|
|Pantothenic acid||–||28% of the DV||–|
|Magnesium||–||7% of the DV||–|
Here are some sources that provide information on the nutritional content and health benefits of bananas:
Where do they come from?
Our bananas are carefully picked in South America from farms in Columbia.
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At our farms, we take pride in selecting the finest produce and delivering it to you in a ready-to-eat form. Our team handpicks each product in the best possible conditions to ensure that we bring you only the highest quality produce for your enjoyment.
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