Banana
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Top nutrition facts and health benefits

Banana: 99 facts and highlights

1. more proteins per 100g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
1.09g
Tamarind: 2.8g

2. less cholesterol per 100g

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.
0mg
Granny Smith Apple: 0mg

3. smaller amount of sugars per 100g

The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.
12.23g
California Avocados: 0.3g

4. more iron content per 100g

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
0.26mg
Tamarind: 2.8mg

5. more caffeine per 100g

Caffeine is a psychoactive substance that stimulates the central nervous system. It increases energy levels and boosts concentration.
0g
Yellow Passion Fruit Juice: 0g

6. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
89kcal
Tamarind: 239kcal

7. more lipids per 100g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
0.33g
California Avocados: 15.41g

8. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
371kJ
Tamarind: 1000kJ

9. more calcium content per 100g

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.
5mg
Hibiscus: 215mg

10. less fructose per 100g

Fructose, also called fruit sugar, is a monosaccharide which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Consuming too much fructose can cause high blood pressure.
4.85g
California Avocados: 0.08g

11. higher water content per 100g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
74.91g
Acerola Juice: 94.3g

12. more carbohydrates per 100g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
22.84g
Tamarind: 62.5g

13. more dietary fiber per 100g

Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
2.6g
Lemon Peel: 10.6g

14. more glucose per 100g

Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the main source of energy.
4.98g
Jackfruit: 9.48g

15. less sucrose content per 100g

Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.
2.39g
Florida Avocados: 0g

16. more magnesium per 100g

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
27mg
Tamarind: 92mg

17. more vitamin B12 per 100g

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.
0µg
Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit: 0.08µg

18. more sodium per 100g

Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.
1mg
Strawberry Guava: 37mg

19. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.
64IU
Cantaloupe Melon: 3382IU

20. more potassium per 100g

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.
358mg
Tamarind: 628mg

21. more vitamin C per 100g

Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.
8.7mg
Acerola: 1677.6mg

22. more phosphorus per 100g

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
22mg
Tamarind: 113mg

23. more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily important for maintaining healthy vision. It also acts as an antioxidant and is important for the health of teeth, bones, soft tissues and skin. RAE (Retinol Activity Equivalent) is the unit of measurement the scientific community prefers.
3µg
Cantaloupe Melon: 169µg

24. more lactose content per 100g

Lactose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) usually found in milk, composed of galactose and glucose.
0g
Granny Smith Apple: 0g

25. more vitamin E (added) per 100g

The added amount of vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol) is a synthetic form of the natural vitamin E that is added to foods to increase their nutritional value.
0mg
Yellow Passion Fruit Juice: 0mg

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