In the tropics, Thai bananas are known to be a highly nutrient-rich, delicious fruit. It is native to Thailand, a country with many special varieties of bananas. Thai bananas are a popular fruit because they’re easy to eat, delicious, and are indispensable to every household.
1. Thai bananas are a familiar fruit
We can know the origin of the Thai banana as soon as we hear its name. In some post-tropical countries, Thai bananas are easy to grow, highly productive, and quite affordable. That’s why it becomes so familiar to every family. What’s more, people are captivated by its aroma, flexibility, and sweetness. Thai bananas can be eaten when the fruit is ripe or even still green, as the meat becomes sweeter, darker, and softer with ripeness. You can choose to eat them as fruit or can use them as ingredients to prepare different dishes.
2. Thai bananas have a high nutritional value
An unripe banana contains up to 85% starch, which after ripening will be converted into sugar. In addition, bananas contain basic daily nutritional components for the body.
Nutritional ingredients in 100 grams of bananas:
1.1 grams of protein
22.8 grams carbohydrates
12.2 grams of sugar
2.6 grams of fiber
0.3 grams of fat.
Vitamins B6, C… some other minerals especially potassium, manganese
Fiber and some other substances
3. The unexpected benefits that Thai bananas bring to you
A medium-sized banana will provide 10% of the vitamin C needed by the body every day. You can use it to heal damage on your skin, absorb iron, and improve your brain health by releasing serotonin, a hormone that affects sleep cycles, moods, and stress after an injury.
Foods such as bananas are recommended for diarrhea sufferers as well as those who need a light, easy-to-digest diet after stomach problems. Besides being easy to eat, bananas can also help replenish electrolytes (such as potassium) lost when you vomit or have diarrhea. Especially, when eating cooked dishes from green bananas can aid in intestinal healing.
Supporting cardiovascular health
The potassium in bananas helps nerve cells communicate with the heart so that it can beat steadily. By helping to excrete excess sodium through urine, potassium soothes the blood vessel walls and helps to relieve strain. Bananas are a good source of potassium and fiber and are low in sodium, which are both important components of a heart-healthy diet.
Bananas can help you lose weight
Bananas are 75% water, low in calories with plenty of fiber that supports weight loss goals. A banana contains about 3 grams of fiber for every 100 calories, making it a great choice for feeling satisfied without eating too much.
Bananas are good for people who are active regularly
Bananas are often referred to as the perfect food for athletes. This is mainly because it is mineral and carbohydrate content is easy to digest. It might be helpful to eat bananas to relieve muscle cramps after exercising and to reduce soreness afterward.
- Store sliced bananas properly
Bananas are berry and soft so they are easily stamped and damaged. you need to know how to preserve bananas to keep their freshness.
- Stored at room temperature to prevent direct sunlight
- Do not put green bananas in the refrigerator as this can ruin the normal ripening process.
- To speed up the ripening, wrap them up in paper bags or leave them near ripe fruit. Do not store in plastic bags because this bag retains excessive moisture and can rot.
- A sealed drawer can completely store ripe yellow bananas in the refrigerator. Their flavor will be preserved for at least another week in the refrigerator, even if their shells are already dark.
- If the banana shells start turning brown, peel them and cut or puree them in a grilled dish or freeze them so that they can be added to the smoothie later.
Please contact Long Produce for advice on choosing delicious, fresh Thai bananas!