Areca banana is one of the very popular bananas in our country and is loved by many people. Areca bananas can be grown all year round, providing essential nutrients and can be processed into many delicious dishes. Let’s learn about this type of banana with Bach Hoa Xanh in the following article.
Areca banana with scientific name is Musa acuminata is a areca-shaped banana, round, thick and fat like Vietnamese areca. The areca bananas, when unripe, at first glance, are quite similar to the king bananas . Sometimes there are cases where people buy these two types of bananas together.
There is much information that isca banana originated from Australia, under the name Dacca. However, this information has not been clearly verified.
In Vietnam, areca bananas are grown everywhere, a familiar fruit, close to Vietnamese people. With the deliciousness of areca banana, it is not only eaten in the traditional way but also used in the food processing industry.
Each areca banana only ranges from 100 to 110 calories, very rich in protein, vitamins and minerals . This is known as the golden food in the weight loss village. Every day, add 1-2 areca bananas to give your body the necessary energy .
As we mentioned above, areca bananas are very nutritious. Therefore, this fruit also brings great effects for health.
Rich in vitamin C
A common areca banana will provide about 15% of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps you avoid dangerous diseases, protects blood vessel walls, stimulates collagen production.
A single areca banana usually contains up to 442mg of potassium, equivalent to 10% of the body’s need for potassium per day. This mineral helps the body function efficiently, ensuring a stable heart rate and blood pressure.
Lots of fiber
1 areca banana can contain up to 15% fiber – an important component of the digestive tract, helping the digestive system to easily do its job that is digesting food. It also reduces the risk of gastrointestinal cancers.
In particular, fiber also helps maintain weight and keep in shape , because fiber makes you feel full for a long time, not hungry.
Good for the stomach
If you often suffer from bloating, indigestion, belching, heartburn, areca bananas are an effective medicine to help you get rid of these conditions . Areca bananas help reduce acid secretion, making problems related to the stomach and esophagus improved.
Preventing kidney stones
Areca bananas have the ability to prevent the formation of kidney stones, support calcium retention, reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Patients with true stone disease are always advised by doctors to eat areca bananas with their meals.
The price of areca bananas from time to time will have certain changes, but in general it is not too different. Usually high bananas will have a price ranging from 15,000 – 30,000 VND/kg . Sometimes it’s even cheaper.
When buying areca bananas to eat, you should choose reputable places with clear origins such as supermarkets, clean fruit stores to be more secure about the quality .
Steamed banana cake
Steamed banana cake is a specialty of Southern people that is loved by many people. Simple ingredients with just a few bananas, rice flour, tapioca flour, and coconut milk, you can make delicious steamed banana cakes. The pieces of flexible banana cake mixed with the fatty taste of coconut milk and a little roasted peanuts are enough to cut the hearts of many people.
Banana ice cream
Instead of buying banana ice cream from the store to eat, why don’t we make them at home to save costs and be extremely safe.
Banana ice cream is both fragrant and fatty, with a light sweetness of peanuts added with sweet coconut aroma, which will be the perfect cooling dish on hot summer days. In addition, banana ice cream can be stored for a long time in the freezer without losing the original taste of bananas.
Muffin is a popular bread dish in Western countries with a simple recipe that you can easily modify with many different flavors. If you have leftover ripe bananas, try this cake right away. Banana muffins are extremely easy to prepare, you can bake them in the oven or you can steam them on the stove to be successful.
On cold winter days, a banana muffin for breakfast or for snacks will be perfect. The soft cake with the characteristic sweetness of banana combined with a glass of milk or a cup of tea is a great combination.
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