Nutrition Facts and Calories

Banana Nutrition Facts

1 medium banana (7-8") provides approximately:

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  • 105 calories
  • 27 grams carbohydrate
  • 1 gram protein
  • 0.5 grams total fat ( 0.1 grams saturated fat)
  • 3 grams fiber

Nutrition Facts About Bananas

Bananas calories are good for you! They're:

  • a very good source of vitamin B6
  • a good source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and manganese
Snack on 1 banana and you'll get:
  • 34% of the daily value (DV) vitamin B6
  • 18% DV Vitamin C
  • 13% DV Potassium
  • 11% DV Fiber
  • 9% DV Manganese

Banana Nutrition Facts

Don't be afraid to eat them!!

Almost every day I work with someone who avoids bananas like the plague due to the calories in banana (or sugar or carb content), and then "cheats" by eating some sugary, processed junk food.

Why don't you avoid sugary, processed junk food like the plague and "cheat" by eating a banana? What's up with the disconnect?

I've been a dietitian for 17 years, and I've yet to meet the person who is overweight or suffers from poor health from eating too many bananas.

Yes, it's true, they have more calories than some other fruits. But chances are you'll eat only one.

It's unusual to hear someone say they just can't stop eating bananas and have to go back and back and back to the fruit bowl for a second, third, and fourth serving.

Banana Nutrition Facts

In my professional opinion, a banana is the perfect "100 calorie snack pack" provided by mother nature.

Get banana nutrition facts for varying sizes of bananas.

Simple Serving Suggestions

  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich. Drizzle with honey.
  • Banana hot dog sandwich: Spread peanut butter on a hot dog bun and fill with a banana
  • Almond butter, date, and banana sandwich
  • Add sliced bananas to oatmeal or cold cereal
  • Fruit Smoothie: Blend skim milk + frozen strawberries + banana
  • Snack on frozen banana slices
  • Sauteed bananas: slice, cook in pan prepared with nonstick cooking spray until brown on both sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.
  • Frozen bananas: Insert a popsicle stick in one end, dip in lowfat strawberry flavored yogurt, and freeze.

Nutrition Facts of a Banana "Special" ...Invented by ME

I'll share a secret with you. I'm a dietitian and I try to eat healthy.

Whenever I travel or just need a quick snack on the go, I'll go to a coffee shop or a convenience store and purchase a banana. But...

...I also grab a coffee cup, a knife, a fork, and 1 individual container of flavored coffee creamer.

I slice up the banana and pour the flavored coffee creamer on top. (Sometimes I use skim milk.) If they have cinnamon, I add that too. I stir it all together and voila...

...I have a GREAT, YUMMY, FILLING, HEALTHY snack...

...with only ~ 150 calories! Try it.

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