How Many Calories in a Banana?

image001 Bananas rank third after apples and oranges as the most popular among fruits consumed globally. Aside from their sweet, delicious taste, bananas are also highly nutritious tropical fruits. Health experts recommend eating these fruits because they are high in vitamins C and B6, potassium, manganese and fiber. Wondering how many calories there are in a banana? Well, it actually depends on the size of the fruit you eat.

How Many Calories in a Banana?

Bananas are versatile fruits that may be eaten in their raw state as a healthy snack or dessert. Their sweetness also makes them suitable ingredients for various food preparations such as cakes and smoothies.

Size

Calories

Very large (over 9")

135

medium to large (8"-9”)

125

Average (7”)

105

small (6")

90

extra small (< 6")

72

one cup mashed bananas / 8 oz

200

one cup sliced bananas / 5.3 oz

135

1 ounce/28g

25

100g/3½ ounces

89

You can check calorie count as well as other nutritional facts about bananas at: http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-fresh-fruits-bananas-raw_f-ZmlkPTczMzI5.html.

Low Calorie Banana Bread Recipe

If you love bananas and bread but are concerned about consuming too much calories from these, try looking for a low-calorie banana bread recipe. This will help you control your blood sugar levels as well as your weight while enjoying your favorite dessert.

Check out this video for instructions on how to prepare low-calorie banana bread:

 
 
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