Do Bananas Have Protein & Fiber?

Bananas are amazingly sweet & healthy fruit.

It comes with firm creamy flesh wrapped in the yellow package with an abundance of protein & fibers.


It’s an open secret that bananas are highly nutritious fruit and can provide a good amount of energy along with vitamins, proteins, fibers, and minerals.

This is the #1 reason why bananas are so popular among the athletes.

Many people criticize banana for their carbohydrates and high calories but hardly few of them aware that bananas are the rich source of many other nutrients that are actually useful for our body.

Whether it is athletes, children or adults, banana is a really good option for breakfast fruit.

Protein content in a banana

Almost every fruit contain proteins in less or more quantity & bananas are not an exception to this rule.

Proteins can be found in two different form. First is called as complete proteins, which contains all essential amino acids.

Essential amino acids are the one which our body can not able to produces by its own & must be provided through our food.

The second type is known as incomplete proteins. The proteins that found in Bananas are considered as incomplete. A medium sized banana contain approximately 1 to 1.7 Gm of proteins. [1]

Fibers in a Banana

Banana is a fiber-rich fruit and a single, medium sized banana contain about 3 Gm of fibers.

Out of these three grams,  approximately 1 Gm fibers are water soluble.

Water soluble fibers in any food are those which dissolves in water and get absorbed during the digestion process. It is useful for the healthy heart. So eating a banana per day can help you keep your heart fit & healthy.

Pectins are a type of fibers that found in bananas. These are the form of complicated fibers.

Few components of pectins are water soluble while few are not. As banana begins to ripe, water soluble pectin increases, which is one of the main reason why banana become so soft once they ripe.

These water-soluble pectins are found to be intestine-friendly and help to increase Bifidobacteria.

Bifidobacteria is friendly bacteria that can stay in our lower gut and helps the digestion process.

Cute Baby Eating Banana

Apart from just proteins and fibers, bananas are the good source of Vitamins B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese and low glycemic carbohydrates.

Most important thing is that banana has LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX (GI less than 55).

Low GI is an important aspect of any food that we eat. Low GI foods are capable of lowering the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, stroke and many other health problems.

Minerals, Vitamins, Low GI Carbohydrates, Fibers along with easy availability in the market & low price makes this fruit ‘Go-To Snacks’ for athletes as well as all population.

So, it is worth to consider banana as a healthy eating choice. Have a banana every day and enjoy the abundance of health benefits.


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