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Benefits Of Banana

Benefits of Banana

Benefits of Banana: An instant energy booster, banana is one fruit that is commonly available across the globe. In India, it is given much importance where various regional cuisines use it in making sinful desserts – kheer, malpua, halwa, payasam, sheera, and paniyaram, to name a few.

10 Health Benefits of Banana

  • High Fibre Content
  • Heart Health
  • Ease in Digestion
  • Powerhouse of Nutrients
  • High Source Of Potassium
  • Blood Pressure
  • Helps Fight Anaemia
  • Good for Colon Cancer
  • Good for exercise
  • It may reduce Leukemia and Asthma in Children

Nutritional facts Per 100g

Calories: 88 calories

Iron: 6 mg.

Phosphorus: 28 mg.

Potassium: 260 mg.

Carbohydrates: 23 grams

Protein: 1.2 mg

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin A: 430 IU

Vitamin B: Thiamine .04 mg.

Vitamin C: 10 mg.

Calcium: 8 mg.

Side-Effects of Banana

It turns out that the biggest risk from a banana peel might really be slipping on it. Banana peels are not poisonous. In fact, they’re edible and packed with nutrients. “Banana peel is eaten in many parts of the world, though [it’s] not very common in the West,” Flores said. “It contains high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12, as well as magnesium and potassium. It also contains some fiber and protein.” According to a 2011 article in the Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, banana peels also have “various bioactive compounds like polyphenols, carotenoids, and others.”

It is important to carefully wash a banana peel before eating it due to the pesticides that may be sprayed in banana groves.

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