Bananas are one of the most popular fruits and a fine starch and calories source for many tropical populations.
To know How many calories in banana please go to the table below.
The edible part within the peel vary from sweet to starchy taste depending upon the ripeness of the banana.
The banana fruit itself produces a plant hormone"ethylene" during the ripening process which enhances the ripening process of the fruit and fruits nearby, other bananas, as well as other kinds of fruits.
How many calories in banana fact sheet
100 g (3,5 oz)
1 oz (28,35 g)
Carbohydrate total g
- sugars g
- starch g
- dietary fibers g
Dry matter g
1 medium size - large banana with peel is around 150-200 g / 5.3-7 oz
info on Banana
The banana plant is the largest herbaceous flowering plant. The plants are usually tall and look a tree or palm however it is still a plant with a pseudostem. Plants grow to up to 25 ft. The banana fruits arranged in clusters develope from a flower. Each cluster is made up of "hands" where each hand is made up of 20 individual fruits: the banana also called "fingers".
The banana plant has giant leaves up to 9 ft long and 2 ft wide.
The banana stem dies after 1 year and new plants arrise as shoots from the basis.
The cultivated plants are sterile which means the fruits contains no seeds but only a reminescense of seeds which still can be seen inside the fruit. Therefore propagation of new plants take place by planting the shoots.
Each fruit Banana is a socalled leathery berry and weigh arround 100-150 g each. Each fruit has an outer peel and an inner edible part.
Banana plants belong to the genus Musa in the family Musaceae.
Bananas are cultivated in banana plantations widespread around the world in tropical areas however farmers in Southeast Asian first domesticated bananas, later africa and later again banana plants were brought to the americas in 16th. century by Portuguese colonists.