The Red banana and its benefits
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The Red banana and its benefits

The red banana and its benefits . Banana fruit is one of the most popular types of fruit in the world and contains many essential nutrients that have a role in maintaining the health of the human body. There is another type of banana in Southeast Asia called the red banana, which is characterized by the color of its red outer peel and its sweet taste when ripe, which may resemble the taste of ordinary bananas in addition to a little sweetness in the taste of berries.

The red banana differs from the regular type of banana in that it is shorter in length, larger in size, and more tender, and the reason for the red color of its peel is because it contains a derivative of anthocyane compounds known as Rutinoside. These are substances that give food coloring.

Information about the Red Banana

The Red banana

    • Red bananas are less popular than yellow bananas, but they taste sweeter than regular bananas and taste like a mixture of regular bananas and sweet berries.
    • Red bananas are a rich source of potassium.
    • Red bananas are high in anthocyanins, which act as antioxidants, and are rich in fiber and vitamin C.
    • Red bananas are high in vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamin D.

Health benefits of Red bananas

The red banana is a very healthy and useful fruit, and its health benefits are as follows

    • Red bananas are a rich source of vitamin C, an important vitamin for strengthening the body’s immunity as it stimulates the production of lymphocytes and white blood cells that attack infectious organisms.
    • Red bananas are rich in potassium, which plays an important role in maintaining heart health, reducing the negative effects of high sodium, and lowering high blood pressure.
    • Red bananas help improve digestion and bowel movement because they contain abundant amounts of fiber, which relieves digestive problems such as constipation.
    • Red bananas contain more antioxidants than those available in yellow bananas, and these antioxidants are compounds that have a role in preventing cell damage caused by free radicals, which helps reduce the risk of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

The Advantages of Red Banana Peel

Red bananas have an antibacterial effect compared to other types of bananas. An in vitro study published in the Journal of Preclinical and Pharmaceutical Research in 2013 indicated that red banana peel extract had the highest antibacterial effect compared to other colored banana peel extracts such as yellow or green, including Pseudomonas citrii, and then Staphylococcus aureus.

Also read : Banana peels benefits and uses

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