Nutritional facts about Bananas
- Bananas are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber. One banana has 15% of the vitamin C, 11% of the potassium, and 16% of the dietary fiber needed each day for good health.
- Bananas also contain a rich supply of vitamin B6, providing 20% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of B6. Vitamin B6 is significant in the synthesis of antibodies in the immune system.
- It also helps in protein metabolism, red blood cell formation and functioning of the central nervous system.
- The vitamin C in bananas helps your body to heal and defend against infections. Vitamin C also is valuable in the absorption of iron, synthesis of connective tissue, and blood formation.
- The good source of potassium from bananas is helpful for your body to maintain the fluid balance in blood and tissue cells. Potassium is also an essential mineral for protein synthesis and the building of muscle because it stimulates nerve impulses for muscle contraction.
- Research suggests that a diet high in potassium may reduce the risk of hypertension and stroke.
- Because bananas are sodium-free and very rich in potassium, they can be eaten as part of a diet to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
- Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
- Bananas contain more digestible carbohydrates than any other fruit. The advantage is that the body burns off calories from carbohydrates more quickly and easily than calories from protein or fat.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BANANAS
Bananas… This is very interesting.
After Reading THIS, you’ll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again -
Bananas. Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana lives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.
But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana.
This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure.
So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
200 students at aTwickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power.
Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more ikely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It
also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their
baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
(SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
According to research in ‘The New England Journal of Medicine’ eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!’
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.
So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say,
‘A banana a day keeps the doctor away!’
Kaum wanita DINASIHATI memakan sebiji pisang sehari di awal pagi
Kaum wanita DINASIHATI memakan sebiji pisang sehari di awal pagi untuk mencegah kanser, Dan ubat yang paling mujarab ialah meminum air masak sebaik sahaja bangun dari tidur. Kos perubatan yang dapat dijimatkan
Sebiji pisang (20sen) x 30hari = RM6.00 sebulan.
Kos makan pisang setahun RM6.00 x 12 bulan= RM 72.00 Kos makan pisang sepanjang hayat umur 60 tahun = RM 72.00 x 60 tahun = RM 4320.00 saja
Kos perubatan Kimoterapi yang dapat dijimatkan sekali rawatan x
8 Cycle =RM 40,000. 00 kos paling murah. Satu cycle je RM 5000.00 .
cancer menyerang semula jika kita tidak menjaga pemakanan dan
# 1/2 cup self-raising flour
# 1/4 cup corn flour
# 1 tbsp rice flour
# Pinch of salt
# 1/2 tsp baking powder
# 180ml water or just enough
# 1½ tbsp oil
# 5-6 bananas, halved
# Enough oil for deep-frying
Combine the various flours, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Pour in water and combine into a batter. Add in oil to mix.
Coat banana halves in batter and deep-fry in hot oil for three to four minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Remove and drain on crumbled kitchen paper.
Recipe by Rohani Jelani
# 100 g rice flour
# 30 g plain flour
# 1 level tbsp sugar
# ¼ level tsp salt
# 1 ½ tbsp sesame seeds
# 150 ml water
# 1 bunch cooking bananas such as pisang abu, pisang raja or pisang awak
# Oil for deep frying
In a small mixing bowl, combine the rice and plain flours, sugar, salt and sesame seeds. Stir in the water to make smooth batter.
Peel bananas and cut into halves lengthwise. Heat oil in a wok or saucepan over medium heat. (Oil should be about 4 cm deep.) When hot, dip the bananas into the batter and slip them into the hot oil. Fry a few pieces at a time until golden brown on one side and then turn over to brown the other.
Carefully remove from the oil as they cook and drain on absorbent paper. Serve warm.
Amount Ingredient Preparation
8 each bananas peeled
1/2 cup flour, self-rising
1/2 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons brown sugar fine
1 x vegetable oil for deep frying
Slice each banana lengthwise.
Sift flours and add to water. Stir until consistency of cream.
Add salt. Heat oil and, when smoking, dip each piece of banana in batter.
Shake off excess and lower into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and roll in brown sugar.
Serve with ice cream.
* 100 g rice flour
* 30 g plain flour
* 1 level tbsp sugar
* ¼ level tsp salt
* 1 ½ tbsp sesame seeds
* 150 ml water
* 1 bunch cooking bananas such as pisang abu, pisang raja or pisang awak
Oil for deep frying
In a small mixing bowl, combine the rice and plain flours, sugar, salt and sesame seeds. Stir in
the water to make smooth batter. Peel bananas and cut into halves lengthwise. Heat oil in a wok or saucepan over medium heat. (Oil should be about 4 cm deep.) When hot, dip the bananas into the batter and slip them into the hot oil. Fry a few pieces at a time until golden brown on one side and then turn over to brown the other. Carefully remove from the oil as they cook and drain on absorbent paper. Serve warm.
(Indonesian batter-fried bananas)
Yield: 4-6 servings
INGREDIENTS PREP AMOUNT
Bananas, ripe peeled, cut in two pieces 6 each
Flour, all-purpose 1/2 cup
Rice flour 1/4 cup
Baking powder 1 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Water 1 cup
Egg beaten 1 each
Oil for deep frying
Basic Steps: Mix → Batter → Deep Fry
1. Mix flours, baking powder and salt well in a bowl. Beat water and egg into the flour mixture until batter is smooth. Set batter aside to rest for 15 minutes to an hour.
2. Heat the oil in a deep skillet or deep fryer to between 350° and 375°. Using a fork, dip bananas in batter to cover. Let excess drain off and deep fry in the hot oil, turning, until well browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.
* Use 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water in the batter for a more tropical flavor if you like.
* You can eliminate the rice flour if you like and use 3/4 cups all purpose flour instead. But the rice flour adds a crispness that will be missing.
* These fritters are very popular in Indonesian and are excellent served with ice cream and drizzled with honey. You can also serve them in a dish with a little coconut cream.
Pisang Goreng (Indonesian Banana Fritters)
* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
* 1/4 tablespoon vanilla powder
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1 egg
* 2 tablespoons butter, melted
* 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
* 4 ripe bananas, sliced
* 2 cups oil for frying
1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and vanilla powder. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, egg, melted butter and rum flavoring. Mix until smooth. Fold in banana slices until evenly coated.
2. Heat oil in a wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. Drop banana mixture by tablespoon into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and crispy, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove bananas from oil, and drain on paper towels. Serve hot.
Goreng Pisang Mamaku
Bahan-bahan ( 1 orang )
* 1 biji pisang tanduk
* 1/2 cawan tepung serbaguna
* 1/2 sudu kecil kapor makan
* 1/2 sudu besar garam
* 1/2 sudu kecil serbuk kunyit
* 1 cawan air suam
1. Pisang di buang kulit dan di hiris halus halus secara memanjang. Campurkan bahan A sehingga sebati. Bancuhan ni mesti pekat agar nanti tepung ni bersalut dengan tepung. Panaskan minyak di dalam kuali, celupkan pisang ke dalam tepung yang siap di bancuh kemuadian goreng sehingga kekuningan. Angkat. Siap untuk disantap. inilah secret resepi dari bonda kesayanganku.. Puan Salbiah Harun..
2. p/s: Tepung yang dibancuh tu kalu lebih boleh di simpan dalam peti ais.
Buat pasang goreng yang mana tepungnya ranggup dan ada krup,krup
Adunan untuk goreng pisang/ubi/ikan/udang
tepung beras cap gajah ……1/2 paket
kapur(yg nak buat kueh tu)….secubit
kunyit…………………….1/2 sudu teh
garam…………………….1/2 sudu teh
telur ayam……………….1 biji
1. Bancuh semua bahan menjadi sederhana cair…jangan pekat sangat.
2. panaskan minyak secukupnya.
3. celupkan pisang yg telah dibuangkan kulit dan masukkkan dalam minyak panas tadi.
4. Biarkan pisang tadi garing baru diangkat.
5. Toskan minyak dan barulah dihidangkan.
PISANG GORENG ALA BUNDA
10 biji pisang (pisang ape2 je yang sedap digoreng)
3 senduk tepung gandum
serbuk kayu manis
chese cheddar (diparut)
1. Campur tepung gandum dan air secukupnya untuk menggoreng pisang.Goreng pisang sampai masak, golden brown ler kata omputih. Bila dah masak angkat dan susunkan dalam pingan.
2. Campurkan gula merah dan serbuk kayu manis, gaul rata. Setelah itu taburkan atas pisang goreng tadi sama rata.
3. Akhir sekali Parutkan cheese cheddar ke atas pisang yg telah ditabur dgn campuran gula dan serbuk kayu manis tadi secukupnya. Lepas tu apa lagi makan la….marbelesss. Memang best rasa pisang goreng ni my husband makan sampai separuh pinggan…kepada sesiapa yg ingin merasa kelainan pisang goreng ni silakan.
Goreng Pisang (Chinese Fried Bananas)
Source: A Little Chinese Cookbook.
* 8 Bananas; peeled
* 1⁄2 c Self-Rising flour
* 1⁄2 c Rice flour
* 1 T Cornstarch
* 1 c water
* 1⁄2 t Salt
* 4 T Fine brown sugar
* Oil for deep-frying
1. Slice each banana lengthwise.
2. Sifti flours and add to water.
3. Stiri until consistency of cream.
4. Add salt.
5. Heat oil and, when smoking, dip each piece of banana in batter.
6. Shake off excess and lower into hot oil. Fryi until golden brown and roll in brown sugar.
7. Serve with ice cream.
8. As quoted from the book, “This is an exotic way to treat bananas and it’s practically a national snack among migrant populations in Southeast Asia who serve it with scoops of coconut or mango ice cream.