The first bananas occurred in Europe in 1502, when Portuguese colonists built banana plantations in the Caribbean, from where bananas were imported. Locals use it as a relaxing element, which improves mood. It helps to cool the body, it can reduce the physical and emotional temperature. Bananas are one of the most nutritious fruits and best healing fruits on our planet. Unlike refined sugars, sugars in bananas are absorbed more slowly and do not cause a sharp rise in blood glucose levels. Therefore they are suitable for diabetics.
Health Benefits: Bananas alkalize blood, reduces menstrual symptoms, reduce the risk of heart attack, help mental concentration and increase efficiency of the brain. Improve digestion thanks to a high proportion of fiber, neutralize excess acid and reduce gastric irritation, help with smoking cessation, normalize heart rhythm, helps overloaded muscles during anaerobic exercise, removes toxins and heavy metals from the body. It acts as a prebiotic to stimulate the friendly bacteria in the intestines, and prevent heartburn. Eating banana between meals is good to avoid hypoglycaemia.
Vitamins and Minerals: Bananas excel in vitamin content – B6, C, B1, B2 and E. There is also folic acid. Bananas are rich in minerals such as magnesium and iron.
Nutritional values in 100 grams: Fat: 0,6 g, Protein: 1,5 g, Fiber 9 g and Carbohydrate 23 g. Energetic value is 403 kJ.
Country of origin: Jamaica