Choose bananas with slight green on the stem and tip. They should be firm, without bruises. Ripens after harvest.
Store unripe bananas at room temperature. Store ripe bananas in the refrigerator for up to two weeks; skin may turn black.
Fat-free; saturated fat-free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of fiber; good source of vitamin C; good source of potassium.
The development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Bananas are low in fat.
Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Bananas are sodium-free.
While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Bananas contain no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Low-fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Bananas are a good source of fiber.