Superfruit, vitaminbomb, health food… Call it what you want. The banana is one of the best snacks you can imagine.
It contains vitamin C, B6 and A, plenty of carbohydrates and dietary fibres but almost no fat at all. It also contains iron and potassium. A medium sized banana provides 16 per cent of the amount of fibres you need daily, and 10 per cent of the daily carbohydrates (Source: UNCTAD).
If you throw in a banana when you’re running out of energy, you can easily go on for a good while longer. A lot of people have noticed that, and yet again I wonder why I didn’t eat more bananas before I came to the banana country Ecuador.
A banana contains:
- 100 calories.
- 1,7 g fibre.
- 22 g carbohydrates.
- 0,5 g fat.
- 0,40 mg iron.
- 6 mg kalcium.
- 1 mg natrium.
Source: Swedish Livsmedelsverket