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Banana

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Fruit

A banana is an elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. Bananas work really well on porridge or just as they are!

Protein:

1.3 g

Carbohydrates:

27 g

Fat:

0.4 g

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Calories:

105

Vitamin C:

17%

Saturated Fat:

0.1 g

Magnesium:

7%

Sodium:

1.2 mg

Sugar:

14 g

Calcium:

0%

Vitamin B-6:

20%

Potassium:

422 mg

Dietary Fiber:

3.1 g

Vitamin A:

1%

Iron:

1%

Cobalamin:

0%

Cholesterol:

0 mg

Vitamin D:

0%

 

Facts

 
  • The type of banana you see in the supermarket is called a Cavendish banana. The preferred variety was originally the Gros Michel, which essentially became extinct by 1960, thanks to a fungus called Panama disease.

  • The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men.”

  • Bananas float in water, as do apples and watermelons.

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Dietary Requirements

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Benefits & Drawbacks of Eating

Banana

Benefits

Drawbacks

  • A great source of vitamins and minerals

  • Very satiating

  • Relatively inexpensive across the majority of supermarkets

  • No protein & no healthy fats

  • Make losing weight harder due to their high carbohydrate count

  • Destruction of local production in favour of large scale operations

 

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