Dozen crow bananas, also called crow apple bananas, mango bananas is a strange name for many people. This variety of banana is a specialty of Cau Ke district of Tra Vinh province with characteristics of large fruit (up to 0.5kg/fruit), long bright flavor and often cooked rather than eaten straight.
Bananas are also popularly grown in other tropical regions of the world and are also a unique culinary feature of these countries.
Once cooked, bananas taste almost like potatoes. This banana is high in calories, fiber, vitamins A, C and B6, and minerals like magnesium and potassium.
Health website Healthline calls bananas a “superfood” for the following reasons:
1. Rich in food
Bananas are extremely nutritious. Illustrated photo.
Bananas are a great source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals and are extremely digestible.
According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Data Center, the nutritional value of bananas varies depending on how they’re cooked. Accordingly, there is 0.22 g of fat in 139 g of grilled bananas; 2 grams of protein; 58 grams of carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 663 mg potassium; 23 g vitamin C, 63 µg vitamin A; 0.29 mg vitamin B6; 57 mg magnesium.
Bananas are low in protein and fat. In the United States, it is considered a healthy food, much like many grains.
2. Good for digestion
Dietary fiber is extremely important for health as it promotes the smooth passage of bowel movements and facilitates digestion.
A high-fiber diet may also reduce the risk of hemorrhoids, increase feelings of fullness, and potentially control blood cholesterol levels.
Bananas are extremely high in fiber, making them a good food for the digestive system.
3. Weight control
Dozens of bananas are processed into many delicious dishes. Illustrated photo.
The fiber and starch found in bananas are considered complex carbohydrates. These types of carbohydrates are easier to digest and help you feel full longer, thereby reducing food cravings.
However, the weight of each banana is quite heavy. Therefore, people should not consume too much.
4. Contains many antioxidants
Bananas are a rich source of vitamin C. This vitamin acts as an antioxidant and helps boost the immune system.
Studies have shown that vitamin C can help the body fight free radical damage. Free radicals are one of the factors that contribute to aging, heart disease, and certain types of cancer such as breast, colon, stomach, and esophagus.
Studies show that cancer patients have lower plasma vitamin C concentrations than the general population.
Bananas are an export product from Ecuador. Illustrated photo.
According to a 2020 study conducted by the Department of Botany at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, bananas are a rich source of plant compounds, including polyphenols and flavonoids. These compounds act as antioxidants.
A 2015 study by scientists at the Agricultural and Natural Products Processing Division, National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India, suggests that people change their flour intake by 10%. Pasta with baked goods made with banana flour to add antioxidants as well as fiber.
5. Good for heart and nervous system
Bananas are high in potassium, a mineral essential for maintaining cells and fluids in the body, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke.
The fiber in bananas also helps lower blood cholesterol levels and keep the heart healthy.
Bananas are good for the heart and brain. Illustrated photo.
Bananas are high in vitamin B6, a vitamin necessary for macronutrient metabolism, red blood cell health, and neurotransmitters. Just eat 128g of bananas and crows, you can provide 17% of vitamin B6 needed for 1 day.
A 2019 study from the University of Massachusetts (USA) found that older Puerto Ricans with low vitamin B6 levels were more likely to show signs of depression.
6. Very easy to use
Bananas can be cooked by frying, boiling, or baking. However, nutritionists recommend that baked and boiled bananas offer more health benefits than frying.
After processing, the banana has a striking yellow color and a sweet taste. You can add boiled lingonberries to your salad.
(Source: Healthline, Medical News Today)