What is dried banana?

Banana is a popular fruit grown in tropical climates like Vietnam. Bananas contain a lot of nutrients, vitamins, fiber, and minerals needed by the body. So banana is a suitable food for all ages

Freeze dried bananas chips are made from 100% fresh bananas. It is a good source of vitamin B6, potassium and magnesium that can be enjoyed on its own as a healthy snack or along with other products as an ingredient in various recipes.

To preserve longer, you can process bananas in two ways: crispy dried bananas or soft dried bananas. The shelf life of soft dried bananas is shorter than that of crispy dried bananas chips. But soft dried bananas are dried by freeze drying technology, so they still retain their color and high nutritional content.

Fruit Buys Vietnam freeze dried bananas chips
Fruit Buys Vietnam freeze dried bananas chips

Nutrition of bananas

Nutrients, vitamins, fiber, and minerals are found in bananas, such as vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and copper. Although dried bananas will reduce some nutrients such as vitamin B6 and potassium, you will not get as much as if you eat fresh bananas.

However, Freeze dried bananas chips can be an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, which are important minerals for heart health and sleep quality. Furthermore, it contains some vitamin B6, which helps support a healthy immune system and red blood cell development

SR Legacy, released in April 2018, is the final release of this data type and will not be updated. For more recent data, users should search other data types in FoodData Central.

  • Data Type: SR Legacy 
  • Food Category: Fruits and Fruit Juices 
  • FDC ID: 173944 
  • NDB Number: 9040FDC
  • Published: 4/1/2019
  • Portion selection: 100 g
Name Amount Unit Deriv. By n Samples Min Max Median Footnote Last Updated
Water 74.9 g Analytical 20   71.3 78.2     12/1/2002
Energy 89 kcal Calculated             4/1/2006
Energy 371 kJ Calculated             4/1/2006
Protein 1.09 g Analytical 12   0.75 1.31     12/1/2002
Total lipid (fat) 0.33 g Analytical 19   0.07 0.7     12/1/2002
Ash 0.82 g Analytical 12   0.43 1     12/1/2002
Carbohydrate, by difference 22.8 g Calculated             4/1/2006
Fiber, total dietary 2.6 g Analytical 13   1.7 3.7     12/1/2002
Sugars, total including NLEA 12.2 g Analytical 8   7.51 16.2     12/1/2002
Sucrose 2.39 g Analytical 8   0.45 4.12     12/1/2002
Glucose 4.98 g Analytical 8   1.79 8.13     12/1/2002
Fructose 4.85 g Analytical 8   2.34 7.52     12/1/2002
Lactose 0 g Analytical 8   0 0     12/1/2002
Maltose 0.01 g Analytical 8   0 0.11     12/1/2002
Galactose 0 g Analytical 8   0 0     12/1/2002
Starch 5.38 g Analytical 8   3 9.39     12/1/2002
Calcium, Ca 5 mg Analytical 45   4 7     12/1/2002
Iron, Fe 0.26 mg Analytical 42   0.19 0.41     12/1/2002
Magnesium, Mg 27 mg Analytical 45   18 38     12/1/2002
Phosphorus, P 22 mg Analytical 45   15 29     12/1/2002
Potassium, K 358 mg Analytical 45   308 426     12/1/2002
Sodium, Na 1 mg Analytical 45   0 5     12/1/2002
Zinc, Zn 0.15 mg Analytical 45   0.11 0.24     12/1/2002
Copper, Cu 0.078 mg Analytical 45   0.025 0.186     12/1/2002
Manganese, Mn 0.27 mg Analytical 45   0.116 0.829     12/1/2002
Selenium, Se 1 µg Analytical 31   0 5.4     12/1/2002
Fluoride, F 2.2 µg Analytical 1           4/1/2006
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 8.7 mg Analytical 8   8 9.5     12/1/2002
Thiamin 0.031 mg Analytical 12   0.01 0.051     12/1/2002
Riboflavin 0.073 mg Analytical 12   0.05 0.115     12/1/2002
Niacin 0.665 mg Analytical 12   0.544 0.749     12/1/2002
Pantothenic acid 0.334 mg Analytical 12   0.27 0.553     12/1/2002
Vitamin B-6 0.367 mg Analytical 12   0.302 0.42     12/1/2002
Folate, total 20 µg Analytical 11   8 27     12/1/2002
Folic acid 0 µg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             1/1/2001
Folate, food 20 µg Analytical 11   8 27     4/1/2006
Folate, DFE 20 µg Calculated             4/1/2006
Choline, total 9.8 mg               4/1/2006
Betaine 0.1 mg Analytical 1           4/1/2006
Vitamin B-12 0 µg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             8/1/1982
Vitamin B-12, added 0 µg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             9/1/2004
Vitamin A, RAE 3 µg               4/1/2006
Retinol 0 µg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             6/1/2002
Carotene, beta 26 µg Analytical 10   14 58     12/1/2002
Carotene, alpha 25 µg Analytical 8   10 75     12/1/2002
Cryptoxanthin, beta 0 µg Analytical 6   0 0     12/1/2002
Vitamin A, IU 64 IU               4/1/2006
Lycopene 0 µg Analytical 6   0 0     12/1/2002
Lutein + zeaxanthin 22 µg Analytical 6   13 27     12/1/2002
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.1 mg Analytical 15   0.03 0.37     12/1/2002
Vitamin E, added 0 mg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             9/1/2004
Tocopherol, beta 0 mg Analytical 15   0 0     12/1/2002
Tocopherol, gamma 0.02 mg Analytical 15   0 0.07     12/1/2002
Tocopherol, delta 0.01 mg Analytical 15   0 0.04     12/1/2002
Tocotrienol, alpha 0.06 mg Analytical 9   0 0.09     12/1/2002
Tocotrienol, beta 0 mg Analytical 9   0 0     12/1/2002
Tocotrienol, gamma 0 mg Analytical 9   0 0.02     12/1/2002
Tocotrienol, delta 0 mg Analytical 8   0 0     12/1/2002
Vitamin D (D2 + D3), International Units 0 IU Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             2/1/2009
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 0 µg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             11/1/2008
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.5 µg Analytical 6   0.2 0.9     12/1/2002
Vitamin K (Dihydrophylloquinone) 0 µg Analytical 4   0 0     12/1/2002
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.112 g Calculated             4/1/2006
SFA 4:0 0 g               4/1/2006
SFA 6:0 0 g               4/1/2006
SFA 8:0 0 g               4/1/2006
SFA 10:0 0.001 g               4/1/2006
SFA 12:0 0.002 g               4/1/2006
SFA 14:0 0.002 g               4/1/2006
SFA 16:0 0.102 g               4/1/2006
SFA 18:0 0.005 g               4/1/2006
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.032 g Calculated             4/1/2006
MUFA 16:1 0.01 g               4/1/2006
MUFA 18:1 0.022 g               4/1/2006
MUFA 20:1 0 g               4/1/2006
MUFA 22:1 0 g               4/1/2006
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.073 g Calculated             4/1/2006
PUFA 18:2 0.046 g               4/1/2006
PUFA 18:3 0.027 g               4/1/2006
PUFA 18:4 0 g               4/1/2006
PUFA 20:4 0 g               4/1/2006
PUFA 2:5 n-3 (EPA) 0 g               4/1/2006
PUFA 22:5 n-3 (DPA) 0 g               4/1/2006
PUFA 22:6 n-3 (DHA) 0 g               4/1/2006
Fatty acids, total trans 0 g Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             6/1/2015
Cholesterol 0 mg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             8/1/1982
Tryptophan 0.009 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Threonine 0.028 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Isoleucine 0.028 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Leucine 0.068 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Lysine 0.05 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Methionine 0.008 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Cystine 0.009 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Phenylalanine 0.049 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Tyrosine 0.009 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Valine 0.047 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Arginine 0.049 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Histidine 0.077 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Alanine 0.04 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Aspartic acid 0.124 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Glutamic acid 0.152 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Glycine 0.038 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Proline 0.028 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Serine 0.04 g Analytical 0           12/1/2002
Alcohol, ethyl 0 g               4/1/1985
Caffeine 0 mg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             11/1/2000
Theobromine 0 mg Assumed zero (Insignificant amount or not naturally occurring in a food, such as fiber in meat)             11/1/2000

Health benefits of dried bananas

1. Freeze dried bananas chips may contain antioxidants

Bananas are naturally high in antioxidants, including dopamine and gallocatechin, which can help fight free radicals and prevent chronic diseases like heart disease. [7] [8]

Although bananas are naturally high in vitamin C, dried bananas are not a good source of this antioxidant, as it is heat sensitive and will likely be destroyed during manufacturing.[10]

2. Dried bananas can prevent flatulence and indigestion

Bananas are high in potassium, a mineral and electrolyte that is important for regulating fluid balance, healthy blood pressure, and muscle contractions. [11], [12]

Potassium works closely with sodium, another mineral and electrolyte, to regulate the fluid balance in your cells. However, when they contain more sodium than potassium, you may experience water retention and bloating [11].

The potassium and water content in dried bananas can help counterbalance bloating caused by a high-salt diet by signaling your kidneys to excrete more sodium into your urine [11]

3. Dried bananas can help sleep

Bananas contain three key nutrients that many people claim to help improve sleep- potassium, magnesium, and tryptophan [1]

Bananas are a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals linked to better sleep quality and length due to their muscle-relaxing properties. [3], [13], [14]

Bananas also provide some tryptophan, an amino acid important for the production of the sleep-inducing hormones serotonin and melatonin [15], [16].

However, it is not known how much these nutrients are reduced during production, making it difficult to know if eating dried bananas has the same sleep-promoting effects as eating fresh bananas.

4. Dried bananas with less sugar

Dried bananas can be a good substitute for fast foods high in sugar and fat. Only a small amount of the natural sugar in bananas is used during processing, it acts as a natural sweetener for your taste buds.

Most people consume too much sugar from beverages, which has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. [17]

Therefore, choosing foods without added sugars, such as dried bananas, can be an easy way to reduce your sugar intake.

5. Dried bananas can support heart health

Dried bananas contain potassium and magnesium, which have been shown to help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. [2], [18], [19], [20]

In fact, one study in 90,137 women found that a diet rich in potassium was associated with a 27% reduced risk of stroke. [21]

Furthermore, a diet rich in catechins, a type of antioxidant found in dried bananas, may reduce the risk of heart disease. However, no studies have directly looked at the antioxidants in dried bananas or their effects on heart disease risk. [8]

Are Freeze dried bananas chips good for you?

With the above information of FruitBuys just presented, it is possible to partly answer the question ‘Are dried bananas good for you?‘ Our goal is to make your day better with delicious and healthy snacks.

We wanted to create snack foods that would promote our customers’ active lifestyles, improve their overall daily well-being and boost their positive energy without going overboard.

Our Freeze dried bananas chips will satisfy customers who prefer low-sugar dried fruits while providing them with the nutrients they desire for a healthier life. Crispy dried bananas and soft dried bananas made with 100% Vietnamese natural bananas are both convenient and delicious. Try it today by immediately contacting a FruitBuys specialist for the best support

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