The humble banana is one of the best energy foods and a favorite among athletes.
Easy to eat, tastes good, and is wrapped up in a biodegradable wrapper.
However, like most fruits, it has a high sugar content. You should not let this put you off. Bananas have fiber – an essential part of any healthy diet. Greener bananas have more resistant starch, a fiber that your body has a challenge absorbing. This means it will fill you up quicker.
|Very Small Banana (less than 6″)||72||18.5||0.9||0.3|
|Small Banana (6″ to 7″)||90||23.1||1.1||0.3|
|Medium Banana (7″ to 8″)||105||26.9||1.3||0.4|
|Large Banana (8″ to 9″)||121||31.1||1.5||0.5|
|Extra Large Banana (9″ or longer)||135||34.7||1.7||0.5|
Bananas are also high in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, providing 30-40% of your daily requirements.
Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are rounded up to the nearest tenth of a gram.
Carbohydrate is measured by difference: The total gram weight less protein, fat, and water grams. This measure includes fiber. Measurements taken from the USDA nutrient database. This is a rough guideline as bananas can be different from one another.