Amazing Health Benefits of Red Bananas
With reddish-purple skin, red bananas are smaller in size than the common yellow bananas. They are very nutritious and make a good addition to your diet. These are generally imported from Asia, South America and East Africa but are consumed all around the world. Consumption is either raw, fried, toasted or baked. They are also known as the red dacca bananas.
How are Red Bananas different from their Yellow Banana cousins?
Red bananas are softer and sweeter in taste than the yellow ones with a mild mango flavour. With more beta carotene and vitamin c than it’s yellow cousins, red bananas supplement a healthy diet well. They are filled with glucose and are a great source of energy. The beta carotene present in the red bananas give them their reddish-purple colour. The redder the banana, the more beta carotene it contains. They are best eaten when mildly soft and unbruised.
Health Benefits of Red Bananas:
Rich in Fibres: Red Bananas are rich in nutritive fibres. One medium red banana could help you meet 12 to 20 percent of your daily fibre needs. A medium sized red banana has about 4 grams of fibres in it(men on an average need 38 grams of fibres a day while women need about 25 grams). Fibres help you with digestion, constipation and help keeping control of your weight. They also lower the risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.
Strengthens Immune System: Red bananas are rich in water soluble vitamin C which is important the immune system and collagen production. A medium sized red banana can meet upto 15% of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant which protects white blood cells from the chemicals they release to kill pathogens while also helping reduce risks of certain types of cancers.
Rich in Potassium, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C & Vitamin D: