Banana

Wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh, bananas come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets and are available for harvest throughout the year.

The banana plant grows 10 to 26 feet and belongs to the Musaceae family of plants along with plantains.

The cluster of fruits contain anywhere from 50 to 150 bananas with individual fruits grouped in bunches, known as “hands,” containing 10 to 25 bananas.

bananas

This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Bananas provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System.

Banana, fresh
1.00 medium
118.00 grams
Calories: 105

Nutrient

DRI/DV
vitamin B6

25%

manganese

16%

vitamin C

14%

 potassium

12%
fiber 12%

copper

10%
biotin

10%

BASIC MACRONUTRIENTS AND CALORIES
nutrient amount DRI/DV
(%)
Protein 1.29 g 3
Carbohydrates 26.95 g 12
Fat – total 0.39 g
Dietary Fiber 3.07 g 12
Calories 105.02 6
MICRONUTRIENTS
nutrient amount DRI/DV
(%)
Vitamins
Water-Soluble Vitamins
B-Complex Vitamins
Vitamin B1 0.04 mg 3
Vitamin B2 0.09 mg 7
Vitamin B3 0.78 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin Equivalents) 0.96 mg
Vitamin B6 0.43 mg 25
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0
Biotin 3.07 mcg 10
Choline 11.56 mg 3
Folate 23.60 mcg 6
Folate (DFE) 23.60 mcg
Folate (food) 23.60 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 0.39 mg 8
Vitamin C 10.27 mg 14
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin A (Retinoids and Carotenoids)
Vitamin A International Units (IU) 75.52 IU
Vitamin A mcg Retinol Activity Equivalents (RAE) 3.78 mcg (RAE) 0
Vitamin A mcg Retinol Equivalents (RE) 7.55 mcg (RE)
Retinol mcg Retinol Equivalents (RE) 0.00 mcg (RE)
Carotenoid mcg Retinol Equivalents (RE) 7.55 mcg (RE)
Alpha-Carotene 29.50 mcg
Beta-Carotene 30.68 mcg
Beta-Carotene Equivalents 45.43 mcg
Cryptoxanthin 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 25.96 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Vitamin D
Vitamin D International Units (IU) 0.00 IU 0
Vitamin D mcg 0.00 mcg
Vitamin E
Vitamin E mg Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents (ATE) 0.12 mg (ATE) 1
Vitamin E International Units (IU) 0.18 IU
Vitamin E mg 0.12 mg
Vitamin K 0.59 mcg 1
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Posted on January 9, 2015, in Nutritional Profile and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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