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.
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.
|BASIC MACRONUTRIENTS AND CALORIES|
|Fat – total||0.39 g||—|
|Dietary Fiber||3.07 g||12|
|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|
|Folate (DFE)||23.60 mcg|
|Folate (food)||23.60 mcg|
|Pantothenic Acid||0.39 mg||8|
|Vitamin C||10.27 mg||14|
|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)|
|Beta-Carotene Equivalents||45.43 mcg|
|Lutein and Zeaxanthin||25.96 mcg|
|Vitamin D International Units (IU)||0.00 IU||0|
|Vitamin D mcg||0.00 mcg|
|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|