Dried banana nutrition facts

Dried banana nutrition facts DEFAULT

Dried Banana Chips

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories

 

% Daily Values*

Total Fat

g

12%

Saturated Fat

g

40%

Trans Fat

g

Polyunsaturated Fat

g

Monounsaturated Fat

g

Cholesterol

0mg

0%

Sodium

0mg

0%

Total Carbohydrate

g

6%

Dietary Fiber

g

7%

Sugars

g

Protein

g

Vitamin D

-

Calcium

-

Iron

-

Potassium

mg

3%

Vitamin C

mg

2%

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8%

of RDI*

( calories)

8% of RDI

Calorie Breakdown:

 

Carbohydrate (43%)

 

Fat (54%)

 

Protein (3%)

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Nutrition summary:

Calories

Fat

9g

Carbs

16g

Protein

1g

There are calories in 1 oz (28 g) of Good & Smart Dried Banana Chips.
Calorie breakdown: 54% fat, 43% carbs, 3% protein.

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Portion Size g
Amount Per Portion
Calories
% Daily Value *
Total Fat g2 %
   Saturated Fat g4 %
Sodium 3mg0 %
Total Carbohydrate 88g32 %
   Dietary Fiber g35 %
   Sugar 47g
Protein g8 %
Vitamin D mcg0 %
Calcium mg2 %
Iron mg6 %
Potassium mg32 %
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contribute to a daily diet. 2, calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Bananas, or banana powder, dehydrated nutrition facts and analysis per serving

Vitamins
NutrientAmountDV
Vitamin A, RAE mcg1 %
  Carotene, alpha mcg
  Carotene, beta mcg
  Cryptoxanthin, beta mcg
  Lutein + zeaxanthin mcg
  Lycopene mcg
  Retinol mcg
Thiamin[Vitamin B1] mg15 %
Riboflavin[Vitamin B2] mg18 %
Niacin[Vitamin B3] mg18 %
Vitamin B6 mg34 %
Vitamin B12[Cobalamin] mcg0 %
  Vitamin B12, added  mcg
Folate, DFE[Vitamin B9] mcg4 %
  Folate, food  mcg
  Folic acid  mcg
Vitamin C[Ascorbic acid] mg8 %
Vitamin D mcg0 %
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg2 %
  Vitamin E, added  mg
  Tocopherol, alpha  mg
Vitamin K mcg2 %
Choline mg

Minerals
NutrientAmountDV
Calcium, Ca mg2 %
Copper, Cu mg43 %
Iron, Fe mg6 %
Magnesium, Mg mg27 %
Manganese, Mn mg25 %
Phosphorus, P mg11 %
Potassium, K mg32 %
Selenium, Se mcg7 %
Sodium, Na mg0 %
Zinc, Zn mg6 %


 
Carbohydrates
NutrientAmountDV
Carbohydrate g32 %
  Fiber g35 %
  Sugars g
  Net carbs g


Sterols
NutrientAmountDV
Cholesterol mg0 %


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Bananas, or banana powder, dehydrated contains calories per g serving. One serving contains g of fat, g of protein and 88 g of carbohydrate. The latter is 47 g sugar and g of dietary fiber, the rest is complex carbohydrate. Bananas, or banana powder, dehydrated contains g of saturated fat and 0 mg of cholesterol per serving. g of Bananas, or banana powder, dehydrated contains IU vitamin A, mg of vitamin C and mcg of vitamin D as well as mg of iron, mg of calcium and mg of potassium. Bananas, or banana powder, dehydrated belong to 'Fruits and Fruit Juices' food category.
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Calories in Dried Banana Chips


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Dried Banana Chips (1 cup)

Calories: , Fat: 21g, Carbs: 40g, Protein: 1g

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Dried Banana Chips (1 serving)

Calories: , Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

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Dried Banana Chips 1/3 C (1 serving)

Calories: , Fat: 9g, Carbs: 18g, Protein: 0g

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Dried Banana Chips (1 cup)

Calories: 2, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

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Dried Banana Chips Cals (1 serving)

Calories: , Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

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Dried Banana Chips (1 serving)

Calories: , Fat: 8g, Carbs: 20g, Protein: 1g

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Dried Banana Chips (whole Foods) (1 gram(s))

Calories: 5, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 1g, Protein: 0g

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Dried Banana Chips (1 oz)

Calories: , Fat: 9g, Carbs: 17g, Protein: 1g

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Dried Banana Chips (1 oz)

Calories: 73, Fat: 5g, Carbs: 8g, Protein: 0g

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Nutrition of Bananas vs. Dehydrated Bananas

A close-up of banana chips in a bowl.

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With a per capita consumption rate that exceeds that of apples and grapes combined, bananas have long been America's favorite fruit. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that since about , the average American has consumed close to 25 pounds of bananas a year. It's not surprising that this tropical import has an edge over locally grown fruit – bananas are relatively inexpensive, widely available, super sweet and easy to eat on the go.

Fresh Bananas

Bananas are an excellent source of readily available energy and a good source of several important nutrients. For just over calories, an average-sized fruit provides about 27 grams of carbohydrates, just over 1 gram of protein and less than half a gram of fat. It also supplies 22 percent and 17 percent of the daily value for vitamins B-6 and C, respectively, as well as 12 percent each of the daily values for dietary fiber and potassium. An average-sized banana is one that weighs about 4 ounces or measures between 7 and 8 inches in length, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Dehydrated Bananas

A fresh banana gets about 75 percent of its weight from water, according to the USDA. The drying process removes about 96 percent of this water content, making dehydrated bananas a far more concentrated source of calories and nutrients than the source fruit. Ounce for ounce, dehydrated bananas are about four times higher in fiber, potassium, carbohydrates, sugar and calories than the fresh variety. They're only slightly higher in vitamin B-6, however, largely because it's a water-soluble vitamin. Dehydrated bananas are actually about 20 percent lower in vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin that's particularly sensitive to heat.

Serving Size Matters

Like all dried fruit, the standard size for a serving of dehydrated bananas is 1/4 cup. This makes sense, considering that dehydrated bananas are about four times more concentrated by weight as well as by volume. A 1/4-cup serving of dehydrated bananas has about 90 calories, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein and less than half a gram of fat, according to the USDA. It delivers right around 10 percent each of the daily values for potassium and fiber, but a far less substantial 6 percent of the daily value for vitamin B-6 and a meager 3 percent of the daily value for vitamin C.

Skip the Chips

The primary benefit of consuming dried fruits is that they last far longer than the fresh variety and are, in general, nutritionally comparable as long as portions are limited. It's important to read product labels, however, to avoid high-calorie products made with added fat and sugar. Dehydrated bananas are typically sold in sliced or in powder form for use in recipes, and the healthiest products contain just one ingredient: dried or dehydrated bananas. Don't confuse banana "chips" with the unadulterated dried fruit. Such products are typically coated in oil, sugar and artificial flavors. According to the USDA, banana chips are almost six times higher in calories – and times higher in fat – than the fresh fruit.

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Banana Chip Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Banana chips are a sweet treat made by frying thin slices of underripe bananas (Musa acuminata) and drizzling them with sugar or honey. Some home cooks also make banana chips by baking or dehydrating banana slices.

While raw bananas can provide healthy nutrients (such as fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C), banana chips don't provide significant vitamins or minerals because a single serving is relatively small and uses only a small part of the whole banana. Since banana chips can be rich in fat and sugar, this snack should be consumed in moderation.

Banana Chip Nutrition Facts

The following nutrition data is provided by the USDA for 1 cup of banana chips (72 grams).

  • Calories:
  • Fatg
  • Sodiummg
  • Carbohydratesg
  • Fiberg
  • Sugarsg
  • Proteing

Carbs

There are calories and over 40 grams of carbohydrates in a cup of banana chips, which generally contains a few servings. One cup also provides about 5 grams of fiber and about 25 grams of sugar. The sugar in banana chips comes from a combination of sugar that occurs naturally in bananas and sugar that is added during processing to make the chips sweeter.

The glycemic load of a one-ounce serving (28g) of banana chips is estimated to be about 23, making this a high glycemic food. Glycemic load takes portion size into account when a food's impact on blood sugar is estimated.

Fats

There are about 24g of fat in a serving of banana chips. About 20 grams of fat is saturated fat, g is monounsaturated, and g is polyunsaturated.

Protein

A cup of banana chips provides only grams of protein.

Vitamins and Minerals

Banana chips are not a significant source of any vitamins or minerals.

Health Benefits

While a whole raw banana can provide certain health benefits, you're not likely to gain these benefits when you consume a single serving of banana chips. If you consume enough fried banana chips to get the same vitamins and minerals provided by a whole banana, you'll also end up consuming substantial fat, carbohydrates, and calories.

This may be beneficial as a quick, convenient, affordable source of energy. If you bake your own banana chips, you can manage or omit the amount of sugar to align with your taste preferences and health needs.

May Aid Weight Loss

Banana chips may be a healthier alternative to potato chips even when they are fried. According to USDA data, a comparable serving of potato chips provides about the same number of calories as banana chips, but less than one gram (g) of fiber. Banana chips provide over a gram.

While this isn't a substantial amount of fiber, adding this nutrient to your diet can help you to feel full longer after eating. Studies show an association between increased fiber intake and successful weight loss in calorie-restricted diets.

May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Bananas can be a good source of potassium. Potassium is known to have beneficial effects on blood pressure, especially when paired with a low-sodium eating plan.

Banana chips may provide a very small amount of potassium. But this snack is also likely to be lower in sodium than comparable snacks like crackers or potato chips. A single serving of banana chips provides less than one gram (mg) of sodium according to USDA data, whereas a similar serving of potato chips provides 95mg of sodium.

Allergies

People with oral allergy syndrome (sometimes also called pollen-food sensitivity syndrome) may react when they consume banana chips. Other foods such as avocados, cucumber, kiwi, and melon, may also cause a reaction.

Oral allergy symptoms generally include itching around the mouth, face, lip, tongue, and throat and generally appear right after consuming the fruit. Those with ragweed allergies may also have a reaction when consuming banana chips or other foods that are made with bananas.

Many packaged banana chip brands make their products with coconut oil or palm oil. While there are few reports of coconut allergy or reactions to coconut oil, allergy experts don't know for sure if consuming foods made with these oils is necessarily safe for those with coconut allergy.

Adverse Effects

It is not likely that you would experience adverse effects from consuming banana chips.

Varieties

Banana chips found in stores can be made with a variety of different ingredients. Most often they have sugar or another sweetener added, but a few brands add salt to give the chips a savory flavor.

When shopping for banana chips, you might also see a similar product called plantain chips. Plantains are very similar to bananas and the chips are likely to taste similar to banana chips.

Plantain Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

When It’s Best

Bananas are available all year long in almost all grocery stores. So, if you are making these chips at home, you'll find the ingredients easily at your local market. Banana chips are also available in most supermarkets.

Storage and Food Safety

The way that you store banana chips depends on how they are made. If you purchase banana chips, follow the guidance on the package. Most bags include a "best by" date. Generally, you can store the chips in your pantry for several weeks. Store-bought banana chips do not require refrigeration and do not freeze well.

If you make banana chips at home, you can keep them fresh by storing them in an airtight container. After you dehydrate, bake, or fry the chips, place them in a baggie or other resealable container and remove as much air as possible.

How to Prepare

If you want to make your own banana chips at home, you can control the ingredients and make a healthier version that is still enjoyable. To keep the fat content lower, baking or dehydrating the chips is the best choice. Use a food dehydrator or your oven to make the chips.

To make the chips in the oven, start with underripe bananas. Ripe bananas will be too soft and will not hold their shape well. Slice the banana into thin ovals.

Place the banana slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle them with lemon juice and either leave them plain or sprinkle lightly with sugar, cinnamon, or your favorite spice. Bake at degrees for about one hour. Then, remove the tray, flip the slices and return the baking sheet to the oven for another 30 minutes or until they are crispy.

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Healthy Banana Recipes to Try

Banana chips are just one way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of bananas. Consider any of these other healthy recipes:

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Are Banana Chips Healthy?

Banana chips are dried, fried slices of bananas that have become an increasingly popular snack. They’re usually coated with sugary syrup or spices and salt.

Although bananas themselves are highly nutritious, you may wonder if the same can be said of banana chips.

This article explains whether banana chips are healthy.

Nutrients in banana chips

Unlike bananas, banana chips are highly processed. They’re commonly fried in oil and cooked with ingredients like honey or syrup that contribute significant calories, sugar, and fat.

A 1-cup (gram) serving of banana chips provides ():

  • Calories:
  • Protein: grams
  • Carbs: 42 grams
  • Fiber: grams
  • Sugar: 25 grams
  • Total fat: 24 grams
  • Potassium: 8% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin B6: 11% of the DV

Although this snack boasts fiber and a few vitamins and minerals, these benefits are quickly offset by the fat, calorie, and sugar content. Plus, since banana chips are dehydrated and fried, they’re highly palatable and easy to overeat.

Summary

Most banana chips are fried in oil and coated in syrup, which loads them with calories, fat, and sugar.

Do banana chips have any benefits?

Banana chips may be a convenient snack on occasion.

Since banana chips are light, easy to pack, and a quick source of calories and simple carbs, they’re an excellent option when you’re on the go, hiking, or refueling after rigorous exercise.

What’s more, because they’re dehydrated, they have a much longer shelf life than fresh bananas. You also don’t have to worry about bruising or damage, which is advantageous for outdoor trips.

Summary

Banana chips are convenient, easy to pack, and a quick source of energy. Their long shelf life makes them great for camping or hiking trips.

Downsides of banana chips

Banana chips have several drawbacks to consider.

High in fat

Banana chips are usually fried in oil to give them a crunchy texture. Manufacturers tend to use coconut or sunflower oil but may utilize any frying oil.

A single cup (72 grams) of banana chips packs 24 grams of fat, 21 of which are saturated. A diet high in saturated fats from processed foods is linked to a higher risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease (, , , ).

Additionally, the high fat content of banana chips adds a lot of extra calories. For example, the same serving of banana chips contains over % more calories than a medium banana (, ).

High in sugar

Some banana chips are coated in syrup or honey, significantly adding to their sugar content.

One cup (72 grams) of banana chips contains 25 grams of sugar, which includes grams of added sugar, compared with grams of natural sugar in a medium (gram) banana (, ).

Summary

Most banana chips are fried in oil and sweetened — factors that not only contribute to their high calorie and sugar content but also may increase disease risk.

Are they better than other chips?

A whole banana is a much better option than banana chips. Still, if you’re craving something crunchy, you may wonder whether banana chips are healthier than other chips.

This table compares the nutrients in a whole banana versus banana chips, potato chips, and veggie chips (, , , ):

Banana chips are much higher in calories, total fat, saturated fat, and sugar than either potato or vegetable chips.

While these chips are lighter and less filling than banana chips, meaning that you’re likely to eat more in one sitting, you would need to eat a very large serving to equal banana chips’ saturated fat and sugar content.

It’s best to limit your intake no matter the chips you buy.

For a healthier option, choose dried or baked — not fried — banana chips that are flavored with herbs and spices rather than sugar.

Summary

Fried banana chips are much higher in calories, fat, and sugar than potato or veggie chips. Baked or dried banana chips with no added sugar are a better option, but you should stick to a small serving regardless.

The bottom line

While they may seem healthy at first glance, banana chips can be loaded with calories, saturated fat, and added sugar.

For a healthier alternative, look for dehydrated, non-fried banana chips made without added sugar. Better yet, choose a whole banana.

If you decide to eat banana chips, be mindful of your portion size.

Sours: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/are-banana-chips-healthy


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