Benefits of Banana Prata for Health

The silver banana is one of the variants of banana, a fruit of Asian origin and that conquered the table of Brazilians, no wonder, our population eats an average of 31 kg of this fruit annually, well above the world average.

The silver banana has a scientific name similar to the banana, as it is basically the same fruit, so it is called “musa”, belonging to the “musaceae” family. The silver banana has an average size of 10 to 13 cm, its skin is yellowish and the flesh is cream. Due to its size, the silver banana can be identified as being smaller than the dwarf, for example. In addition, the silver banana is straighter than the dwarf, which has a whiter flesh and is sweeter. Another characteristic of the silver banana is that its skin has five facets. Also, it usually lasts longer than other bananas.


Banana silver has diversified properties for the body, being very rich in nutrients that are important in several aspects, such as the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, better regulation of metabolism and, consequently, a more satisfactory functioning of the digestive system.

How many calories are in a silver banana? Well, unlike the dwarf banana, it is much less caloric: an average silver banana has about 39 calories, which is less than 2% of what is needed for a daily diet. In other words, in addition to being positive for the body, it is much less fattening compared to the others, but as long as it is ingested without exaggeration.

Check below all the details of the nutritional table of an average silver banana:

Nutritional table% DV (*)
calories39.6 kcal1.98%
Carbohydrates9.12 g3.04%
Proteins0.52 g0.69%
Total fat0.12g0.22%
saturated fat0 g0%
dietary fiber0.8 g3.2%
Sodium0 mg0%


In addition to the properties indicated in the nutritional table, silver bananas also carry vitamins C and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and minerals such as magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron and folic acid, which are essential for health.


Now that you have seen the properties of banana silver, it is important to know the benefits of banana silver in people’s health. Because the silver banana has few calories and is less likely to gain weight, it can be included in the diet of those looking to lose weight, as it also helps to give energy to exercise necessary to help you stay in shape, besides, of course , giving more encouragement to the daily tasks.

The minerals present in the silver banana mentioned in the previous item provide several benefits for those who consume the fruit regularly. Potassium, for example, helps relieve tension and is important to combat stress. In addition, it is good for the heart, strengthens bones and can even relieve headaches. Another example is the presence of iron and folic acid, essential for fighting anemia.


A very common question is whether the silver banana traps the intestine. Despite being a widespread topic out there, nutritionists refute this idea and claim that the consumption of silver banana does not “snag” the intestine. However, it should be noted that the regular consumption of banana silver can be harmful to babies. In other words, you don’t need to deprive the little ones of the silver banana, just don’t give it every day.

Another way to avoid this problem is to eat mashed bananas along with some cereals that are rich in fiber, such as flaxseed and oats. The combination of these fibers with bananas will provide even more nutrients for your body, while helping with digestion, maintaining a good functioning of the intestine.


With the silver banana you can make different and very tasty recipes. As an example, we present two recipes that will make your mouth water: silver and sweet banana pie and silver banana. Come on!


The recipe for this delicious silver banana pie yields 20 servings and its preparation time is about an hour.


  • 12 silver bananas;
  • 3 cups of sugar;
  • 1 250 g margarine;
  • 3 eggs;
  • 4 cups of wheat flour with yeast;
  • 1 cup of milk.

Preparation mode

Take a cup of sugar to a pan and make a syrup with it. Place the syrup in a regular sized pan. Then add margarine to the edge of the baking dish so the cake doesn’t stick. Cut the bananas in half and place them in the pan. Beat the remaining sugar with the margarine and eggs. Then add the flour and milk. Place this mixture on top of the bananas and place the refractory in a preheated medium oven for about 40 minutes, or until the cake is golden.


Want to know how to make silver banana candy? Then follow the recipe below, which is very easy to make and is delicious!


  • 7 very ripe silver bananas;
  • 1 cup (tea) of sugar;
  • 1 flat spoon (dessert) of cinnamon powder;
  • 4 blackheads.

preparation mode

Start by mashing all the bananas with a fork. Reserve. Soon after, place the sugar in a pan and bring to low heat, stirring slowly until it turns into caramel. Throw the mashed bananas into the pan and stir a lot. Then add the cinnamon and cloves. Keep stirring until the candy starts to come unstuck from the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat and bring the candy to a bowl. Wait for it to cool and serve, or store in jams, if you prefer, they can last up to seven days in the fridge.


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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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