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Benefits of including Banana in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Banana. Health Benefits
Muscle pain relief, Piles treatment, Prevents constipation, Skin cleansing, Ulcer treatment, Diarrhea treatment and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Banana. General Benefits
Controls blood pressure, Digestive aid, Maintains healthy cholesterol level and Strengthens bones
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Benefits of Banana for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Hydrates skin and Skin rejuvenation
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Benefits of Banana for hair. Hair Benefits
Prevents hair loss, Shiny hair and Softening mask
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Banana Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Banana fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Decrease In Blood Pressure, Dizziness, Hives, Itching Of Mouth, Lightheadedness, Swelling, Swelling Of Mouth, Tongue Or Lips, Weak Or Racing Pulse and Wheezing
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Undesirable effects of Banana on body. Side Effects
Headache, Intense Headache and Tooth Decay
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It tells you whether Banana is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Banana is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Banana is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Banana. Best Time to Eat
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Eat the fresh ones, avoid mixing with any other foods, don't eat after meal.
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Banana is the amount for which the nutrients present in Banana are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
22.80 g
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11
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
2.60 g
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23
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
12.20 g
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15
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
1.10 g
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21
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.05
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22
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
3.00 mcg
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32
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.00 mg
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46
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.10 mg
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10
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.70 mg
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17
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.30 mg
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12
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.40 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
20.00 mcg
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15
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
8.70 mg
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52
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.10 mg
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37
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
0.50 mcg
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32
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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9
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
22.00 mcg
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29
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
9.80 mg
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7
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.30 g
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4
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
358.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.30 mg
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35
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
1.00 mg
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20
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
5.00 mg
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41
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
27.00 mg
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7
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.20 mg
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14
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
22.00 mg
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23
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.30 mg
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15
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.10 mg
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22
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
1.00 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
27.00 mg
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22
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
46.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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They are plant sterols and stanols that regulate the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in humans. Phytosterol
36.00 mg
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
74.90 g
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65
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.80 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Banana is the amount for which the calories present in Banana are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
95.29 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
89.00 kcal
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
85.71 kcal
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
105.00 kcal
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39
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
121.00 kcal
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Calorie count of different Banana items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Banana juice. Calories in Juice
100.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Banana jam. Calories in Jam
120.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Banana Pie. Calories in Pie
269.00 kcal
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30
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Features of Banana that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Banana belongs! Type
Berry, Tropical
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Time of the year when Banana is available. Season
All Seasons
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Different types of Banana. Varieties
Cavendish Bananas, Lady Finger Bananas, Pisang Raja, Williams Bananas and Cooking Bananas
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Banana is found. Color
Green and Yellow
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
White
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External appearance of Banana. Shape
Curving Cylinder
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How Banana feels in your mouth! Texture
Fleshy
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Taste of Banana. Taste
Sweet
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Banana. Origin
Papua New Guinea
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Banana Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Banana. Soil Type
Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
5.5-7
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Banana. Climatic Conditions
Warm
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Interesting facts about Banana. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Banana. Facts about Banana
  • As bananas contain potassium-40 which is radioactive isotope of potassium, bananas are radioactive.
  • Bananas float in water.
  • There are around 1000 varieties of bananas.
  • Eating this fruit will cheer you up.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Banana or not. Banana In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Banana. Wine
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Use of Banana in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Banana or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Banana or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Banana. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Banana. Top Producer
India
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Other countries that are known producers of Banana. Other Countries
Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Philippines and Uganda
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Country which imports Banana on a large scale. Top Importer
Europe
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Country which exports Banana on largest scale Top Exporter
Ecuador
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Banana. Botanical Name
Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana
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The alternate name of Banana. Synonym
Musa ร— dacca , Musa ร— sapidisiaca , Musa ร— sapientum
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Liliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Liliidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Zingiberales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Musaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Musa
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
M. acuminata , M. balbisiana
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Generic group of Banana. Generic Group
Banana
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What are the General Benefits of Banana?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Banana Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Banana? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: muscle pain relief, piles treatment, prevents constipation, skin cleansing, ulcer treatment, diarrhea treatment and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: prevents hair loss, shiny hair and softening mask. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are headache, intense headache and tooth decay. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Banana fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Banana

It is important to know the nutrition details of Banana to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Banana fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 95.29 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are 85.71 kcal. Thus, we can say that Banana belongs to High Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Banana jam is 120.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Banana are 22.80 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 2.60 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Banana in 8.70 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 358.00 mg and 5.00 mg.

Banana Taxonomy

Banana taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Banana fruit (Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Banana as it is a combination of genus (Musa) and species (M. acuminata , M. balbisiana). The class and subclass of this fruit is Liliopsida and Liliidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Banana is Musaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Banana

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Banana that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Banana Facts are:

  • As bananas contain potassium-40 which is radioactive isotope of potassium, bananas are radioactive.
  • Bananas float in water.
  • There are around 1000 varieties of bananas.
  • Eating this fruit will cheer you up.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Cavendish Bananas, Lady Finger Bananas, Pisang Raja, Williams Bananas and Cooking Bananas. It is not available in seedless variety.