The banana is the fruit of a tree-size herb that grows more than 10 feet tall. The fruit grows in huge bunches of up to 14 bananas that can weigh up to 45.4kg. Green bananas are unripe fruit that offer a number of benefits.
Green bananas contain compounds called short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which nourish the cell tissue lining of the small intestine, dramatically enhancing the body's capacity to absorb nutrients.
Colonic Cancer Prevention
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), SCFAs also have a protective role in preventing cancer of the colon.
According to a report in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, mature green bananas are effective in reducing the clinical severity of a diarrheal disease called childhood shigellosis.
Green bananas offer diabetics a high-energy, low-calorie source of carbohydrates, which meets the glycemic requirements recommended for their diets.
Green bananas help boost metabolism, increasing the body's capacity to burn fat, which is beneficial for overweight individuals. They are also a high-energy food that is beneficial to athletes.