5 Health Reasons To Eat Red Bananas

Published in Medical Daily by Lizette Borreli|

Many of us are familiar with the traditional healthy fruit, yellow bananas. We know bananas as a great source of potassium and are accompanied by their signature sweet taste, but they have a cousin that tastes even sweeter. Red bananas have a unique flavor, similar to yellow, but mixed with the taste of raspberries. They also provide more health benefits than the widely recognized, traditional banana.

Tory Tedrow, a registered dietitian and a certified nutrition support clinician for SugarChecked, says red bananas are sweeter tasting because they’re higher in sugar and calories.

“A red banana will have about 30 more calories and 8 grams of sugar more than a yellow one of the same size,” he told Medical Daily .

Ripe red bananas do not grow in the U.S., with many imported from producers in East Africa, Asia, South America and the United Arab Emirates. Yellow bananas account for 95 percent of the banana varieties sold, making red bananas one of the most mysterious fruits. Although they’re rare, red bananas possess different nutritional values than yellow bananas when it comes to vitamin C and potassium.

The raspberry-banana flavored fruit offers a number of health benefits that make them a great addition to any fruit bowl. Continue reading “5 Health Reasons To Eat Red Bananas”