One banana supplies 30 percent of the daily vitamin B6 requirement and is rich in vitamin C and potassium. It reduces appetite and promotes weight loss, while also boosting the immune system and keeping the bones strong. It is very good for pregnant women and athletes.
Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Fresh, raw yellow and green. They turn into golden yellow on ripening. Look for brown speckles and yellow skin to identify ripened ones.
Slice them onto pancakes, blend into smoothies or add to fruit salads. Heat brings out the bananas’ creamy sweetness. Try baking or sauteing them with butter and sugar for a delicious dessert.