Did you know that the Banana “Tree” is not really a tree at all but rather a herbaceous plant and the banana fruit is actually classed by science, as a berry!!
Bananas are rich in nutrients such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, sulphur, iron and copper which as it happens are some of the essential nutrients needed during the initial months of a baby’s development. It is also good to know that bananas are one of the less allergic fruits as they contain simple, easy to digest amino acids. They are therefore an ideal fruit that can be introduced to babies who are at least 6 months old or those babies who are ready to eat solid or semi-solid food. This makes bananas an ideal food for baby and everyone.
Fresh, creamy and delicious, bananas are one of the most economic fruits available all year. Bananas are easily digestible and made of simple sugars such as sucrose and fructose that after consumption, instantly replenishes energy levels and revitalising the body – making it a popular fruit amongst athletes. Bananas are also recommended for those who are under nourished. Banana is a source of vitamin c, b6 as well as providing copper, magnesium and being rich in potassium.
A typical 100g portion contains 89 calories, 0.33g fat, 22.8g carbohydrate and 2.6g fibre.