Health, Nutrition & Fitness

Calories in Bananas – Count Banana Calories

How many calories in a banana? Find Banana calories in large and medium sized banana, banana bread, banana milk shake. Nutritional value of banana.

Bananas are classified either as dessert bananas (meaning they are yellow and fully ripe when eaten) or as green cooking bananas. Bananas are the staple starch of many tropical populations. Depending upon cultivar and ripeness, the flesh can vary in taste from starchy to sweet, and texture from firm to mushy. Both skin and inner part can be eaten raw or cooked.

Bananas are eaten raw as a fruit. Bananas are eaten deep fried, baked, or steamed in rice wrapped in a banana leaf. Banana chips are a snack produced from sliced dehydrated or fried banana or plantain, which have a dark brown color and an intense banana taste. Dried bananas are also ground to make banana flour.

Calories in Banana

Bananas come in different sizes and varieties, hence it is difficult to give a precise idea about calories in a banana. The rough estimate about the number of calories in banana is as follows:

There are approx. 100 calories in a medium sized banana, and 150 calories in a large banana.

The calorie content of bananas are low to medium. Most of the calories in a banana come from carbohydrates, both naturally forming simple sugars and starch forms its carbohydrate content. The protein calories in a banana only make up about one percent of its total calorie content. The calories in a banana are digested slowly and help supply the body with a steady source of energy. Bananas are great for an energy boost if eaten about an hour before physical activity.

Banana weight Protein Carbs Fat Banana Calories
Banana Medium with skin 130g 1.1g 21g 0.27g 86 calories
Banana Large with skin 170g 2g 39g 0.5g 162
Banana average flesh only 114g 1.4g 17.5g 0.2g 108
Banana Milk Shake 100 ml 18 g 140 calories

Bananas are often prescribed for weight gain and also for weight loss diet. Knowing how much calories are their in the banana you are eating, can help you on planning your weight gain or weight loss diet.

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Dr. Manisha Bhatia

M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, - visit Dr. Bhatia's website.

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