Bananas

Bananas

Bananas

Bananas are a tropical fruit that grows on a plant that reaches a height of 10 to 25 feet.  The bananas are supported on a large heavy stem and grow with the individual stems facing downward.  Bananas are always picked green and ripen on the way to market.  When ripe, bananas lose their green color and begin to get small brown spots on their yellow skin.   The last remaining green color can be seen at the tips of the bananas in the photo.  See nutritional information chart below.

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Bananas, raw

Scientific Name:     Musa X paradisiaca

NDB No:     09040

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams of
edible portion
Sample
Count
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
74.26
116
0.381
Energy
kcal
92
0
 
Energy
kj
385
0
 
Protein
g
1.03
111
0.026
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.48
11
0.135
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
23.43
0
 
Fiber, total dietary
g
2.4
0
 
Ash
g
0.80
110
0.016
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
6
5
0.374
Iron, Fe
mg
0.31
108
0.015
Magnesium, Mg
mg
29
103
1.265
Phosphorus, P
mg
20
102
 
Potassium, K
mg
396
55
6.356
Sodium, Na
mg
1
61
0.141
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.16
13
0.008
Copper, Cu
mg
0.104
109
0.009
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.152
103
0.015
Selenium, Se
mcg
1.1
19
0.275
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
9.1
14
0.339
Thiamin
mg
0.045
6
 
Riboflavin
mg
0.100
6
 
Niacin
mg
0.540
5
0.060
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.260
0
 
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.578
4
 
Folate, total
mcg
19
11
2.746
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
 
Folate, food
mcg
19
11
2.746
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
19
0
 
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
 
Vitamin A, IU
IU
81
5
10.050
Vitamin A, RE
mcg_RE
8
5
1.005
Vitamin E
mg_ATE
0.270
0
 
Tocopherol, alpha
mg
0.27
0
 
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.185
0
 
4:0
g
0.000
0
 
6:0
g
0.000
0
 
8:0
g
0.000
0
 
10:0
g
0.001
4
 
12:0
g
0.002
4
 
14:0
g
0.003
4
 
16:0
g
0.125
5
 
18:0
g
0.006
5
 
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.041
0
 
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.012
5
 
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.027
5
 
20:1
g
0.000
0
 
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.089
0
 
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.056
5
 
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.033
5
 
18:4
g
0.000
0
 
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
 
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
 
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
 
Phytosterols
mg
16
0
 
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.012
4
 
Threonine
g
0.034
4
 
Isoleucine
g
0.033
4
 
Leucine
g
0.071
4
 
Lysine
g
0.048
4
 
Methionine
g
0.011
4
 
Cystine
g
0.017
4
 
Phenylalanine
g
0.038
4
 
Tyrosine
g
0.024
4
 
Valine
g
0.047
4
 
Arginine
g
0.047
4
 
Histidine
g
0.081
4
 
Alanine
g
0.039
3
 
Aspartic acid
g
0.113
3
 
Glutamic acid
g
0.111
3
 
Glycine
g
0.037
3
 
Proline
g
0.040
2
 
Serine
g
0.047
3
 
Other
Caffeine
mg
0
0
 
Theobromine
mg
0
0
 

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 14 (July 2001)

About Kimberly Hosler

An ethical vegan since June 2007, Kimberly is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist & a Director at All-Creatures. She serves as the current VP of the Albany Vegan Network and is the Founder & President of the Albany Vegan Lady Gang. She also enjoys volunteering at local Farm Sanctuaries. She lives in Upstate NY with her two kitties and senior blind yorkie and she also has two grown human children.

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