Musa Paradisiaca

General Information

It is said that the banana has existed for approximately 500 BC, thus being the first fruit on the planet. It is a well-known and important tropical fruit around the world, without a doubt it is one of the most consumed fruits in homes, it is also called plantain.

It is a fruit that grows easily in hot climates. It has with a lot of starch, elongated and curved in shape, it has a fleshy pulp and no seeds which facilitates its consumption, it has a smooth rind, which can be yellow, green, brown or red depending on its state of maturity.

They can be cultivated and harvested throughout the year, currently it is cultivated in 135 countries, especially in South American and Caribbean countries, topping the list Ecuador.



Latin name: Musa Paradisiaca
Family plant name: Musaceae
Origin: Tropical Indomalaya and Australia

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 89
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.33g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22.84g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 9%
Total Sugars 12.23g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1.09g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0.26mg 2%
Potassium 358mg 8%
Vitamin B1 3%
Vitamin B2 6%
Vitamin B3 4%
Vitamin B5 7%
Vitamin B6 31%
Vitamin B9 5%
Vitamin C 10%
Choline 2%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health Benefits



The banana has multiple benefits and properties, it has minerals such as magnesium, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, it provides fiber. It is also a fruit low in fat and protein, provides beta-carotene, vitamins B, C and E. It has astringent substances.



  • Good for the digestive system: Due to its high content of potassium and fiber, the banana acts as a natural laxative that fights constipation.
  • Improves our state of mind: Thanks to the contribution of sugars that are converted into carbohydrates, magnesium and iron, the energy in our body increases when consuming bananas, fatigue and anemia are fought.
  • Generates a satiating effect: For this reason, it is inexhaustible in weight loss diets.
  • Health for our muscles: The amount of potassium it has strengthens our muscles and maintains hydration levels.
  • Regulates blood sugar levels: Because they have a low glycemic content and their starch content, bananas regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Controls blood pressure: Potassium counteracts the effects of sodium, including increasing the level of blood pressure.
  • Take care of our visual health
  • Control acidity
  • Control the nerves



The banana can be consumed in juices, smoothies, yogurt, cakes, desserts and fruit salads. It is the perfect companion for breakfasts or snacks.

You can also eat it whole, you just have to fix that its peel is yellow, which indicates that it has matured, simply with the help of your fingers remove the peel, pulling strips down and enjoy its pulp.