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Details About Bananas
Eating bananas on a daily basis is tantamount to taking in vitamins and minerals everyday. Why? That's mainly because these fruits are loaded with various kinds of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Choline, Manganese, Potassium, Iron, and Zinc, among others.
Further more, bananas are healthy, edible fruits chock-full with fiber, both insoluble and soluble. They are either colored yellow or green. They are available in different shapes and sizes as well.
Botanically they are berries.
These fruits are used as pre-workout and post-workout foods by most gym addicts as bananas are known to relax muscles. Additionally, they are one of the most popular fruits in the diet of American, African, and Asian.
They are massively produced in India, China, Philippines, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Brazil, among others.
Bananas are known for what?
Aside from the fact that they are known to relax muscles, they are also known to lower high blood pressure, prevent diabetes, prevent anemia, stave off cardiovascular disease, fight off asthma, ward off stress, improve one's mood and overall well-being, and give you natural sugar and a large amount of energy.
Do they contain cholesterol?
No, they do not contain cholesterol. That explains why these fruits are eaten by health conscious individuals all the time.
For every 200 g of raw bananas, you'll get:
2 mg of sodium
0.52 mg of iron
54 mg of magnesium
0.54 mg of manganese
716 mg of potassium
44 mg of potassium
19.6 mg of choline
17.4 mg of vitamin c
0.8 mg of vitamin B6
0.668 mg of pantothenic acid
1.33 mg of niacin
0.062 mg of thiamine
0.146 mg of riboflavin
5.2 g of dietary fiber
24.46 g of sugars
45.68 g of carbohydrates
What’s great about these fruits is that they can actually be prepared and served in various ways. Banana dishes that banana lovers like to eat includes:
It is prepared either as cupcake or muffin. It could be combined with ice cream and chocolate. It is one of the best sellers among banana dishes.
It is prepared using either the refrigerated method or the baked method. It is normally topped with meringue or whipped cream. It is very popular in Southern U.S. cuisine.
It is known in the Philippines as street food or snack food. It is prepared through skewering banana in a stick, after which, they are deep fried in hot oil with or without caramelized sugar for few minutes. Wait until golden brown and served.
It is termed as English dessert pie. It is normally served with ice cream or topped with whipped cream. It is one of the pies that British love to eat. Its place of origin is United Kingdom.
Coconut Banana Fritter
It is prepared through baking. It requires dried, shredded coconut to wrap the banana. It is a must try banana dish.
Those are just some of the well-known banana dishes that you can prepare and make yourself today.
I am certain that when you go to the supermarket or farmers market at this point, you would surely pick up bananas without hesitation. They are after all not only healthy foods to devour, but they are also powerhouse when it comes to nutrients.