Nutritional Facts About Bananas

Take advantage of this Superfood

Bananas are not only used to give that delightful added flavor to the many pastries, drink, ice cream and baby food that is enjoyed but banana also helps to bring balance to our diet that goes a long way in ensuring that we have good health.

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Yellow Bananas

Fun facts

1. A banana has the ability to float on water.

2. Banana has been grown for thousands of years.

3. The part of the banana that is planted in the ground is called a sucker.

4. A bunch of a banana is called a hand.

5. Theirs is a coat that goes by the name of a banana split tail.

6. Half of the bananas that are eaten are eaten for breakfast.

7. Over a billion bananas are eaten everywhere in the world.

8. There are about 1000 species worldwide.

9. Bananas don’t grow singularly, they grow in bunches.

10. Theirs an ice cream combination That is known as the banana split.

Vitamins Content

Bananas are filled with vitamins that our bodies need to function at their best. These vitamins include potassium, Vitamin C, B6, Dietary fiber, Iron, Protein, Folate, vitamin A, Riboflavin, Magnesium, and Niacin. These fruits as you can see are loaded with nutrients that can add health to our life causing you to feel your best. To learn more about bananas click this link. Garden fruits and vegetables.

Bananas not only give that added flavor neither is it also loaded with vitamins but bananas can help in the bodies defense to fight against many sickness and health risk problems

 Health benefits

Such as stroke, diabetes, etc… Bananas are loaded with fiber which can keep your digestive system regulated, eating bananas can help against kidney stones, bananas can regulate heart rhythm causing your heart to function better, regulates or gave you a proper bowel move helps in weight loss, and also soothes stomach ulcers.

The final word

Bananas are a good source of vitamins, It’s also amazing how fruits contain healing wonders that can keep our bodies in tip-top shape so make bananas a daily part of your diet and receive all the benefits from these wonders of nature.


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22 thoughts on “Nutritional Facts About Bananas”

  1. Yes is true, eating bananas has meny benefits to the organism as long as they are natural riped. I was a huge bananas fan until i went to the local market place and i saw that they bring green bananas, put them in a room with i dont know what kind of gas, and after 24 hours, take them out yellow. I dont know if those bananas are healthy or not, but i stop eating. Aniway if you live in a country where bananas grow naturaly an you can pic them fresh, then i believe that eating bananas is good for health.

  2. Hi,
    Haha, what a great article and great information that I didn’t know…Banna can float on water? I need to try it.
    I personally using the GNC Mega Men Energy Supplement because my doctor told me that I’ve some low vitamins in my body and he Recommended on this product.
    In the last 3 months, I’m taking 1 pill a day and last week I make my another blood test and Tada, All the vitamins that were below the recommend values get back to their normail values.
    Love your website.

    • Well hello Efi and thanks a million for those very kind words. It is amazing the facts that we can find out about the many fruits that we eat. fruits are a good source of vitamins and eating them daily can do our bodies much good. Thanks again and please do tell others about my website, have a good day.

  3. I love bananas very much but don’t eat them often because they are also high in sugar. When I do eat them, I eat the ones that are still a bit green, this way they have less sugar. I also find that bananas help with leg cramps as they are high in potassium.

  4. Cool fun facts! 🙂

    I used to eat bananas only for three days straight to a week to jump-start an erratic weight loss diet fad I was following.

    I think it works because of the ability to cleanse our colons and therefore release bowels more than needed (water weight loss).

    Of course, it’s not good for health in the long run.

    Nowadays I am a little wiser so I don’t do it anymore, LOL. However, I still eat it every morning to keep my digestive system clean. It sure makes you go to the toilet minutes after eating it.

    I also eat it when my gastritis attacks.

  5. Hi there,

    Bananas are an excellent food source that can help give us energy due to the vitamin B complex of vitamins content.

    Other Bananas facts include the European Union has banned the sale of bananas that are not straight. In the late 1980’s and early 90’s a curling freekick is football was nicknamed the banana shot!

  6. I really like bananas because they are great source of energy and they give me energy through out the day. Like you mentioned, they are great source of vitamins and they taste great. I have a question. Are there someside effects of eating to much bananas? Thanks a lot for your time.

    • Hello it is so great to meet you, even though bananas are great for you it is good to keep it in moderation like everything else. It is believe that eating too much bananas can cause tooth decay, gas, constipation along with a few others . Not to worry though, just keep it in moderation and you will be find. All the best to you.

  7. Awesome bananas facts. I love great little facts like that as it encourages people to eat more of what is good for you.

    I am going to start little fun facts about food items with my kids.

    Nice fact – bananas are great for boosting testosterone due to containing a lot of the minerals and some of the vitamins required for the body to produce the hormone, so if you want to bulk up – go bananas!

  8. Hi Norman,

    Great article once again, I really liked the reading!
    Banana is my favorite fruit as it is sweet and as you mentioned in the article, it contain a lot of vitamins:)
    I usually eat a banana before an effort like sport; it gives me a lot of energy. Hopefully, my children love this fruit as well. Just a question. Can bananas cause constipation if eating them several a day?
    Thank you for this excellent post

    • Hello my wonderful friend it is so good to see you, Bananas are great and is enjoyed by millions around the world especially at breakfast time. Eating unripened or green bananas is not good because eating bananas at this stage can cause constipation because of the amount of starches that they contain. And the flip side of the coin, according to studies ripen bananas should be eaten in moderation because consuming to many ripen bananas can cause tooth decay. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

  9. Oh yes, i love bananas and I eat at least one almost every day. One thing I never understood, though, is this: they say you should not eat a banana when it’s still green, because it is hard to digest and does not contain all the good stuff you get in a ripe banana. Is it really true? I love the sour taste of a slightly green banana, because I find the ripe one too sweet, and I don’t seem to have any problem digesting it…

    • Hello my friend it is good to see you again, studies have shown that unripen or green bananas can cause constipation so be careful not to consume to much, hope this helps. All the best to you and have a good day.

  10. Hi Norman,
    Bananas are awesome! Luckily where I am they are easy to come by with lot’s of variety. We have the chain stores of course and some local farmers markets as well with great selection. Banana slices in cereal are scrumptious. Banana chips are one of my favorite snacks! I probably like them a little too much. I knew they were healthy but had no idea just how healthy they were :). Love the site – probably going to try some indoor gardening this winter. Thanks for the info! Off to grab some bananas !!

    • Hello Joe it is so good to meet you, bananas are really awesome and great for you. I love them in cereal also, thanks for those kind words, I am glad that I could help. All the best to you my friend and have a good day.

  11. I saw the comment above about bananas going through a gassing process to ripen quicker. Do you know if organic bananas go through that gassing process also? My son gets sick when he eats bananas but I wonder if he ate organic bananas if it would be different for him. Have you found any more info. on this?

    • Hello Elisa it is so good to meet you and you have asked a very good question. First of all, sorry to hear about your son that gets sick from eating bananas, I understand your concern. Non-0rganic bananas are sprayed with synthetically made ethylene gas so they can ripen more quickly. But on the other hand organic bananas are wrap or placed in plastic bags and what happens is the bananas releases natural ethylene gas themselves that causes bananas to ripen, because of the natural gases being trapped. Hope this helps, all the best to you an have a god day.


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