But did you know that the “banana tree” is not actually a tree but is the world’s largest herb? There are actually many types of banana but most people are accustomed to the usual yellow skin banana, but we are going to look at the red banana in this article.
The fruit of red bananas is similar to the fruit of yellow bananas, but red bananas taste like as if you eat banana and raspberries at the same time.
Red bananas come from Costa Rica and are a favourite in Central America, Mexico and in some areas in Australia.
Red bananas can be consumed when their skin starts getting dark chestnut-red colour and few brown spots.
Including red bananas in your diet can help fill you up without costing you too many calories, making it easier to stay within your daily calorie budget for weight maintenance.
Originating in India and southern Asia, red bananas are now grown in the tropics and subtropics and are shorter than a regular banana.
On the inside, the fruit has either a creamy or light pink soft texture due to the carotene it contains with a beautiful sweet berry like aroma.
Red bananas are of high nutritional value and usually contain a high level of potassium, beta carotene and Vitamin C. Bananas are also very rich in potassium yet almost completely devoid of sodium, and as such very well suitable to preventing high levels of blood pressure from overcoming the body.
Blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors and indicator for heart disease.
An average banana contains up to 500 milligrams of potassium and around 1 milligrams of sodium.
Since potassium has a lowering effect on blood pressure while sodium has a strengthening effect, this is a wonderful ratio to consume on a daily basis.
Bananas are used medically; high in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.
Red banana also help adults who have eye sight troubles, ophthalmology have proven that if an adult eats at least 3 red bananas daily, they will have a 36% risk deduction of vision lost.
It have many more health benefits not mentioned in this article, so try to eat a lot of this red banana if you got a chance to.