Banana is locally known as “Keli” in Marathi or “Kela” in Hindi belongs to the family “Musaceae” which falls under the super-fruit category. One of the most popular fruits that not only us humans but also the animals love are claimed to be one of the first fruits in the world that we know of. They are quite versatile in nature as they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Locally consumed bananas are considered a staple food in many tropical countries and serve a vital purpose in terms of food security.
Eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable, they have a variety of uses, they may be Fried, Dried, Pied, Mashed or Chilled, they are additionally added to a lot of our sweet-tooth satisfying, Ice-Creams, Milkshakes, Custards, Cakes and Fruit Salads.
Health Benefits of Banana (केळी):
Not only is this fruit versatile in terms of its uses but it also provides their own range of health benefits, below mentioned are a few benefits that you may gain from consuming bananas:
- Moderate Blood Sugar Levels
- May Improve Digestive Health
- May Aid Weight Loss
- May Support Heart Health
- May Help You Feel More Full
- May Improve Insulin Sensitivity
Good Source of:
One medium-sized banana (118 grams) consists:
- Potassium: 9% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Vitamin B6: 33% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 11% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDI
- Copper: 10% of the RDI
- Net carbs: 24 grams
- Protein: 1.3 grams
- Fiber: 3.1 grams
- Fat: 0.4 grams
We bet you didn’t know that Humans share approximately 50% of their DNA with bananas, we are essentially half walking bananas, so, Hi! there Bananas let’s go Bananas!