Health Benefits of Red Banana

Popularly known as Red Banana , Musa acuminata is an original fruit from the Caribbean. In addition to the name, whose origin was given by the color of its skin, the red banana is also known in some regions by several names, such as:

  • anana Red Dacca ,
  • Anana purple ,
  • Anana of St. Thomas, 
  • Anana short 
  • anana-from-paradise .

The red banana is a fruit that is gradually becoming better known. With a very peculiar and very different color, the red banana has a very similar shape to the yellow banana that we already know, but its skin has a reddish color that usually attracts the attention of those who see it.

In addition to being well known for its color, its sweet taste also makes this fruit increasingly arousing the interest of those seeking a healthier and different diet. Next, we’ll talk a little more about the red banana, its benefits and properties.


As we mentioned before, the red banana has originated in some regions of the Caribbean, until today, it is the place where the fruit a higher consumption by the population.

Still, this fruit is sold all over the world and can be found more easily in some regions of Asia, Africa and South America, and in some regions of Brazil, since they were brought by Africans for many years.


In addition to being a very beautiful fruit, the red banana also draws a lot of attention due to its numerous properties. Being considered an almost complete food, this variety of banana consists of 11 types of vitamins, sugars beneficial to health and 6 types of minerals, and is also a fruit rich in fiber.

Among the main components of this fruit that act by bringing our body more health and vitality, we can mention:

  • Vitamin C
  • Potassium
  • beta carotene
  • Vitamin B6
  • Glucose, sucrose and fructose
  • High fiber content


From the properties mentioned above, it is not very difficult to imagine what the benefits of red bananas are for our health and well-being. Want to know what they are? So click on this list that we’ve prepared for you:

  1. Helps to prevent anemia: As it is rich in vitamin B6, the consumption of red banana, if done regularly, can help a lot in preventing anemia. This is because a greater amount of this vitamin in our body makes our blood able to produce a greater amount of hemoglobin.
  2. Helps prevent high blood pressure: Due to the large amount of potassium that red bananas have, its ingestion can not only help to regulate high blood pressure levels, but also greatly reduce the risk of heart disease.
  3. It makes our blood healthier: In addition to improving the production of hemoglobin, as we talked about in the first item, the red banana can greatly improve the quality of your blood. That’s because it has many vitamins and antioxidants that work effectively in improving the quality of blood and blood circulation in general.
  4. Increases muscle mass gain performance: The red banana has a large amount of potassium and other minerals that together benefit the gain and construction of lean muscle mass, being ideal for those who want to get good results in the gym.
  5. Improves digestion: Once again, the union of high levels of potassium and a large amount of fiber makes the consumption of red bananas to improve digestion a lot. This fact reduces the incidence of intestinal problems, such as diarrhea, gas and constipation and indigestion after meals.
  6. Contributes to bone health: Due to the presence of potassium, with a greater consumption of this fruit, the body’s calcium retention is also improved, which contributes positively to stronger and healthier bones.
  7. Leaves hair and skin looking more beautiful and healthy: As it is rich in vitamin C, red banana is considered a great ally to keep your skin looking even younger and healthier. In addition, it also improves the health of the hair, making it stronger and shiny, thus increasing the speed of its growth.
  8. Increases our body’s energy levels: Eating a reasonable amount of red banana makes our body quickly replenish our body’s energy stores, and all this through low calories. For this reason, the red banana is considered an excellent pre-workout.


The red banana is a fruit that can be found in fairs and markets specializing in atypical fruits in some regions of the country, and its price is usually a little higher than that of the yellow banana. However, if you want to get a red banana seedling in your home, it may take a little more work to find it.


Some people have heard about other types of bananas, but the truth is that blue bananas don’t exist. What really happens is that there is a banana-shaped corridor located between Italy and England, which, because of this shape, was called the blue banana.


There are several recipes that can be made from red bananas, such as the banana jam itself made from its pulp. However, the fruit can also be consumed in the form of vitamins and or even in natura , since it has a deliciously sweet and pleasant flavor.

Did you like to know a little more about the red banana? So how about inserting this delicious and healthy fruit in your diet and enjoy its benefits to the full, right?

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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