Baby Banana

Musa paradisiaca

Also known as sugar banana or lady finger bananas, these small and sweet treats do not ripen as fast as regular bananas. They’re a great source of energy and they make a perfect snack for children of all ages!

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100g

Amount per serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 12g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g

Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Folato 5%
Magnesium 7%
Potassium 11%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Retrieved from http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ January 2015

How to eat

Research areas

Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:

  • Cancer prevention and treatment

  • Antioxidant properties

  • Digestive health

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Baby Banana is...

A GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM

Half a cup of baby banana provides 11% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. This mineral helps nerves and muscles communicate, it allows nutrients to flow into cells, and it helps remove waste from cells. A diet rich in potassium helps counteract some of the harmful effects of sodium in blood pressure.

A GOOD SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER

One serving (100 grams) of baby bananas provides 12% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber. Eating foods high in fiber will help you control your weight by keeping you fuller for longer. Fiber also aids digestion and helps prevent constipation.

A GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN C

Half a cup of baby banana provides 15% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. This vitamin is essential for skin, bones, and connective tissue, plus it increases iron absorption.

A NATURAL SOURCE OF FOLATE

Half a cup of baby banana provides 5% of the recommended daily intake of folate. Both folate and folic acid are a type of B vitamin; folate occurs naturally in food, while folic acid is the synthetic form. It is important for all women to take folic acid, especially those who are pregnant as it helps prevent birth defects.

A NATURAL SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM

A serving (100 grams) of baby banana provides 7% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. This powerful mineral regulates mineral balance in our body, and helps with energy production and enzyme activity.

Interesting info

The Ramayana, an epic Sanskrit text dating back centuries, includes a direct reference to the benefits of the banana. The stone carvings around the Buddhist temple of Borobudur, built around 850 B.C., in Central Java, Indonesia, include scenes of banana offerings to Buddha himself. Originally from Malaysia, bananas are grown in Colombia mainly in the regions of Urabá and Magdalena. Did you know that in some tropical countries flour is made out of bananas? After being harvested, the fruit, stem, leaves, flowers and roots can be used to make vinegar, paper, compressed wood, animal feed or dyes. Bananas are loaded with digestible carbohydrates, making them a great pre-workout snack.

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