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Banana

Also Known As : Kela
Technical Name : Musa acuminata

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is sweet in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Make sure to keep bananas away from direct heat and sunlight exposure.
  2. Bananas should be kept separately from other fruits as it might hasten the ripening of other fruits in their vicinity.

Common names and forms

  1. Banana Fruit
  2. Banana Ripe
  3. Chopped banana
  4. Real Banana
  5. Ripe Banana
  6. Ripe Banana Solids
  7. Sliced ripe banana

Description

Bananas are elongated, slightly curved edible fruits with a fleshy outer peel that can be easily removed to expose the white flesh. They grow in clusters near the top of the plant, and come in a range of colors, including green, red, yellow, and brown (when ripe).

Health benefits

  • Bananas help to reduce the risk of heart disease and degenerative diseases in humans.(1) 
  • It contains nutrients that can help to maintain blood sugar levels.(1)
  • It may also reduce appetite by slowing stomach emptying.(1)
  • It contains pectin that may help to prevent colon cancer.(1)
  • They are high in several antioxidants, which may help to reduce the damage from free radicals.(1)
  • They contain potassium which is beneficial for maintaining healthy kidneys.(1)

Selection Guide

Pick bananas that are bright in color, full and plump, avoiding those with bruises, depressed and dark areas on the skin. A dull, gray color indicates they have been either chilled or overheated during storage,so avoid those .

Note

Hyperkalemia (it is a condition caused due to excess potassium in the blood) can occur due to overconsumption of banana. Side effects may also include nausea and irregular heartbeat that can even lead to heart attack.(2)

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