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    How many calories in a Banana
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    freedie007 posted:
    Welcome to "How many Calories?" website. In here you will find out calories in all sorts of food that you eat every day or would like to include in your diet plan. You will see calories and other information about the food you eat and useful related good and bad "side affects".


    If you love watching tennis games on television, you must have surely seen the players eating a banana between their games. In fact, this is quite a common sight, as most of the players do so. Why do they eat a banana when they are playing a game? The game of tennis can be physically exerting as the players have to do a lot of running, jumping and hitting. And so, there is a lot of energy loss. The banana gives them back the energy they are losing. The fact is, banana is an amazing fruit as it is packed with a lot of calories. There are lots of calories in a banana.

    Calories in a Banana

    The question is, why are you getting anxious about the calorie content of a banana? Are you putting on weight by consuming banana? This should not be the case unless you are eating too many bananas in a day. Even though many health books and websites recommend eating bananas, they advise consuming a single banana, not 4 or 5 at a time. Of course, too much of anything cannot be good for your health, even if the thing is otherwise good. An average banana that contains around 114 grams of raw fruit pulp provides about 100 calories at the maximum.

    The calorie content of a banana depends on several factors. For instance, it varies with it ripeness. The more yellow or ripe it is, more will be its calorie content. Then there are different types of bananas, and each of them has different calorie content. However, it is always in the same range. In other words, the calories in a banana are rarely more than 100.

    Most of today's edible bananas come from crossbreeds of two wild varieties — the Musa acuminate, and Musa balbisiana, while the Cavendish variety is the most common type of banana that is found in the West. These are all eaten raw and the calorie content is immediately absorbed in the body. The fruit basically contains starch, fructose and fibers.

    How Many Calories are in a Banana have?

    The odd thing about bananas is that it's difficult to determine how many calories are in a banana! Bananas come in all shapes and sizes which makes an exact count difficult. Even if you were to go by weight, determining how many calories in a banana is a bit challenging because the varying degree of ripeness changes the sugar content and therefore the calorie content.

    In an average banana, weighing 126 grams, you will find approximately 110 calories. This will be composed of 26 grams of carbohydrate, 1 gram of protein and less than 1 gram of fat.

    Bananas are a great snack and are affordable! Most grocery stores sell bananas for about 50 cents per pound making them a great deal as well as a nutritious choice.
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