There are about 100 calories in a 1 average (7 inch ) banana .The banana is the best-known fruit of the tropics and the most widely eaten. Southeast Asia is home to scores of banana varieties, ranging from the small and plump “lady’s fingers” with delicate thin skins to the long, crescent-moon shaped banana with its thick protective skin. Both the fruit, leaf, flower and stalk of the banana tree are used widely in Southeast Asian cooking all year round.
The fruit can be smoked, grilled, fried or boiled in syrups to be eaten as a dessert. Deep-fried battered bananas are a common street vendor treat — look for the huge silver vats of oil they are cooked in and snap some up while they are still hot and crispy. The crimson banana flower is used as a vegetable, often in tangy salads, while banana leaves are used to wrap foods prior to steaming or simply to take home from the market.
The list of Banana Calories
- 90 calories in 1 small (6 inch) banana
- 105 calories in 1 average (7 inch) banana
- 125 calories in 1 medium to large (8 to 9 inch) banana
- 135 calories in 1 very large ripened banana (over 9″)
- 135 calories in 1 cup (5.3 oz) of sliced banana
- 200 calories in 1 cup (7.9 oz) of mashed banana
- 72 calories in 1 extra small (less than 6″ long) banana
- 25 calories in each ounce or 28g of edible banana.
Health Benefits of Banana :
Banana is an energy booster.
Banana contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that is known to make you feel happy and improve your mood.
Banana is a rich source of iron, thus it is helpful in cases of anemia.
Banana is good a good source of potassium. If you are taking diuretics take 2 bananas a day to prevent the depletion of potassium in the body.
The skin of the banana is said to help remove warts(cover the warts with the inner skin of banana).
Banana is good for people who have high blood pressure because it is low in salt.
Banana is also helpful in the following cases : Stomach ulcer (banana has a natural antacid), Colitis, Digestive disorder, Diarrhea, Constipation (banana is high in fiber), Hemorrhoids
Nutritive Values : Per 100 gm.
Vitamin A : 430 I.U.
Vitamin B : Thiamine .04 mg.;
Vitamin C : 10 mg.
Calcium : 8 mg.
Iron : 6 mg.
Phosphorus : 28 mg.
Potassium : 260 mg.
Carbohydrates : 23 gm
Protein : 1.2 mg.
Calories : 88