Longevity Warehouse Organic Raw Banana Spears, 8 oz
Banana is the fruit of the plant Musa paradisiaca or Musa acuminata, and believed to have been originated in Southeast Asia and Australia.
Known as the “banana bread” of the raw food world due to their intense flavor, these Longevity Warehouse banana bites are organic, tree-ripened and sundried bananas from heirloom Ecuadorian banana trees that are grown in mineral-rich soil.
Sun-dried bananas are naturally sweet, low in fat and high in fiber.
Low in sodium and high in potassium, bananas are said to be good for maintaining blood pressure and reducing the risk of hypertension, heart diseases and atherosclerosis. They are also a good source of carbohydrates, are low in fats and have no cholesterol.
Bananas are good sources of:
Magnesium - helps in relieving fatigue, relaxing the muscles, nerves and blood vessels, thus relieving the symptoms of asthma, migraine headaches, tension and soreness in muscles etc.
Copper - reduces the risk of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and enhances the activity of enzymes that are needed to maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, ligaments and joints.
Manganese - an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in the body, especially in the production of energy and antioxidant defenses.
Vitamin C - a natural water soluble antioxidant. It enhances the body's immune system, increases the elasticity of skin and blood vessels, increases absorption of iron from the intestines, and prevents bruising of the skin.
Vitamin B6 - helps in the synthesis of antibodies in the immune system apart from red blood formation, protein metabolism and functioning of the central nervous system.
B-group vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin and niacin - essential for supporting the energy production from foods and for various enzymatic reactions in the body.
Pectin - helps to move the bowels easily and relieves constipation.
These Tree Ripened Sun Dried Banana Spears are grown in highly mineralized volcanic soil and are made from Ecuadorian Red Bananas. Red Bananas are a variety of banana with reddish-purple skin. They are smaller and more plump than the common yellow Cavendish banana. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream-to-light pink in color. They are softer and sweeter than the yellow varieties, with a slight raspberry-banana flavor. Red bananas have a deep red or maroon rind when ripe. The redder the fruit, the higher the carotene and vitamin C levels.
Red Bananas are Low-Fat and Sodium-Free. They are a great source of fiber and potassium, as well as Vitamin C & B6.
Our red bananas are allowed to tree ripen under completely organic growing conditions and are then carefully hand picked at the peak of freshness. In order to maintain the maximum amount of nutrients, our Banana Spears are air dried, and never heat dried. The finished product contains no additives or preservatives. These banana spears have the same flavor characteristics of a freshly peeled banana!
Ingredients: Organic Raw Tree Ripened Sun Dried Banana Spears
Container Size: 8 oz
Servings Per Container: 8
Serving Size: 1 oz
Suggested Usage: Enjoy dipped in nut butter, chocolate sauce, or straight out of the bag. They can be used in traditional dishes wherever banana is called for. They are suitable for smoothies, elixirs, baby food, ice cream, and other frozen desserts.
Shelf-Life/Storage Instructions: Approximately 18 months, if properly sealed in an air-tight container (such as the one packaged in), and if kept in a cool dry place.
Raw, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free
Nutrition Facts for 1 oz Serving:
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrates: 25g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Vitamin A: 2% Daily Value
Vitamin C: 4% Daily Value
Iron: 2% Daily Value
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.