Green bananas are poisonous

Potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and a precursor of the happiness hormone serotonin - all of this can be found in our favorite fruit, the banana. We usually buy a banana tree when it is still green in color. Finally, only a little later, it turns a bright yellow until the first brown spots appear on the peel. Once the degree of ripeness is exceeded, the banana is often used for baking. But wait a minute - there is "perfect degree of maturity" at all?

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This is what the degree of ripeness of a banana says about its nutritional content

Yes, there is - but evaluating this is also in the eye of the beholder. The health benefits of a banana change with each stage of ripeness. For example, while green bananas are particularly rich in fiber and potassium, ripe bananas with a brown skin are suitable as a quick source of energy. As they ripen, their sugar content also increases significantly. In addition, because of its very low starch content, the brown banana is easier to digest than a green banana. Yellow, half-ripe bananas, on the other hand, are particularly rich in magnesium, which is probably the most interesting nutrient for athletes. A yellow banana also has the highest protein content.

The healthiest banana ...

... you will not find in this country, however. Bananas that we sell in stores were generally harvested unripe and placed in an artificial ripening room after import. If bananas are not allowed to mature in their bushes, however, they lose some of their nutrients. So to eat the "healthiest banana" you would have to travel very far and harvest the fruit straight from the bush.

Author: Lara Rygielski