Amount Per 100 grams
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 358 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 23 g 7%
Dietary fiber 2.6 g 10%
Sugar 12 g 0%
Protein 1.1 g 2%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 14%
Vitamin B-6 20%
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
PH Values Of Food And Food Stuff
We have provided the approximate value of PH of apples, the values are approximate and may differ slightly due to soil c
onditions ripeness ect.
The PH scale Starts from 1 to 14, with a PH of 1 being the most acidic, and 14 being the most alkaline.
A PH of 7 is neutral – The PH of pure water is very close to 7.0 At a PH of 5.5 the teeth begin to demineralise, putting them at risk for cavities.
A healthy mouth is in a neutral PH range.
Bananas 4.50 - 5.20 PH
Bananas, red 4.58 - 4.75 PH
Banana, yellow 5.00 - 5.29 PH
Bananas are a house hold favourite enjoyed by millions world-wide, it’s distinctive shape, vibrant colour, and palatable taste gives makes it as aesthetic pleasing as it is tasty.
Did You Know?
A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new research suggests.
The banana could help the fight against viral infection.
Exciting new research suggests that it could lead to a new generation of antiviral remedies to banish the misery of runny noses, headaches and fevers caused by unwelcome virus such as the common cold.
Scientists believe they can harness the potent power of a chemical found in Britain’s most popular fruit to also provide treatments for Ebola, hepatitis C, Sars and HIV.
The therapy works using a protein called banana lectin, or BanLec. by harnessing the "sugar code" that our cells use to communicate. That code gets hijacked by viruses and other invaders. New research focuses on a protein called banana lectin, or BanLec, that "reads" the sugars on the outside of both viruses and cells. Scientists proved it could keep the virus that causes AIDS from getting into cells however sadly it also caused side effects that limited its potential use.
A new more effective version of BanLec has been developed ( H84T BanLec) that worked against the viruses that cause AIDS, hepatitis C and influenza in tests in tissue and blood samples without causing inflammation. The researchers also showed that H84T BanLec protected mice from getting infected by the flu virus. Hopefully sometime in the not too distant future virus will be assigned to the history books thanks to the awe-inspiring work of scientist working in unity from all over the world. However despite the promising results several years of research still lie ahead before BanLec can be tested in humans.
Bananas face a destructive pathogen that could see bananas disappear from our supermarket?
There are over 1000 verities of banana but only about half of theses are edible, Cavendish bananas the bananas most Europeans are familiar have nearly no genetic diversity, this is because the plants are all clones of one another.
The Cavendish is a monoculture, which means it's the only variety that most commercial growers plant every year this particular variety is grown due to its ability to survive the journey during shipping to its location meaning the bananas have an increased shelf life and do not spoil prematurely and can be ripened artificially.
Unfortunately the humble banana is now under threat, from a new strain of the Panama disease. Panama disease is a plant disease of the roots of banana plants. The pathogen affects the plant's vascular system, preventing it from picking up water causing it to dehydrate and die.
It is a type of Fusarium wilt, caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum. The pathogen is resistant to fungicide and cannot be controlled chemically and once it infects one plant, it can infect them all. Fusarium is a common fungi and can travel in a single spec of contaminated dirt, can be transported by wind, cars, water, creating an infection wherever it goes.
Thankfully Panama disease has not become endemic yet, and scientist continue to find new solutions to improve and protect our beloved banana, thankfully nature has already helped put the breaks on the spread of Fusarium into all corners of the globe, its Achilles heel is moisture, as will all fungi Furarium needs damp conditions to take hold, some growers have a natural barrier due to the geographical location and dryer more arid climate which prevents the fungi from taking hold causing crop death.
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