Banana’s are a versatile fruit. On its own, its good for an energy boost. A single Banana can give a nice energy boost when you feel sapped. It is even useful for the gym goer. Taken prior to a workout, there are just enough calories in a Banana for a pre-workout boost. It is a healthy super food.
In terms of nutrition, Bananas are low in the Saturated Fats, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Manganese and a very good source of Vitamin B6. There are also high levels of Potassium (422mg in a Medium Banana), providing as much as 12% of your daily requirement. You can also see the Protein in a Banana, Carbs in a Banana or the Fat in a Banana.
Before I discuss recipes and other uses, here is a table of Banana calories. [Read more...]