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NURE10004 Supernutrients

Organic Banana Powder (Super Nutrients) - 150g

by Supernutrients
£3.39£4.19
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  • Supernutrients Organic Banana Powder
  • Our organic red banana powder and red banana flakes are carefully prepared to retain the unique taste of vine-ripened Ecuadorian bananas
  • Full of vitamins and minerals, they are ideal for dusting on desserts or blending with other nutrient-rich products to create energising healthy milkshakes and smoothies
  • Our flakes and powder are made from vine-ripened red bananas, organically grown in Ecuador
  • It is usually a period of 18 months between plantation and harvest, though the region’s consistently warm climate, frequent rainfall and fertile soils allow bananas to grow year roundThis means they are typically harvested on a weekly basis
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Product Description

  • Organic Banana Powder (Super Nutrients)

    Full of vitamins and minerals, they are ideal for dusting on desserts or blending with other nutrient-rich products to create energising healthy milkshakes and smoothies.

    PROCESSING

    • Our flakes and powder are made from vine-ripened red bananas, organically grown in Ecuador
    • It is usually a period of 18 months between plantation and harvest, though the region’s consistently warm climate, frequent rainfall and fertile soils allow bananas to grow year round
    • This means they are typically harvested on a weekly basis
    • The removal of the heavy bunches is a challenging task and is often performed by two people to avoid damaging the fruit
    • A curved knife is used to make an incision above the bunch, leaving around 15cm of stalk to serve as a carrying handle
    • It is common for banana ‘hands’ to be wrapped up in plastic bags whilst still on the plant in order to protect against insects and diseases and even sunburn
    • At no point are these fruit subjected to chemicals or pesticides [4] , [5]

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    • The bananas are then carefully transported to a nearby processing plant where the last stages of ripening occur and the outer skin turns to a deep purple
    • The individual bananas are peeled and the pulp is mechanically chopped and mashed into a puree
    • At this stage, the puree is drum-dried; a process that involves applying the banana paste onto two rotating heated drums and allowing the moisture to evaporate over low temperatures
    • After one rotation, a knife scrapes the drum surface, producing a dried product in the form of thin sheets or banana shavings
    • This method of drying retains more of the vitamins and minerals than the heat-intensive spray drying process favoured by some suppliers, as well as keeping the banana solid intact and producing a higher fresh fruit yield [4] , [6]
    • After the banana solid is screened, sterilized and pathogen tested it is either packaged as banana flakes at a granulation of #6 mesh or milled into a fine powder of #60 mesh
    • Both products have an excellent shelf life of 24 months if stored in a cool, dry environment, and are an ideal way to enjoy the delicious taste of ripe red bananas along with the nutritional benefits they have to offer [4]

    HEALTH BENEFITS

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    • In a recent scientific study, red bananas were discovered to have the highest level of beta-carotene in comparison to other cultivars of the fruit [7]
    • Beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment (perhaps more normally associated with carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes) that is converted by the body into Vitamin A
    • It is thought that the redder the banana, the higher the level of beta-carotene [7]
    • BNSPO_MG_2346_6x4The other key mineral that is found in all bananas is potassium – known to contribute to normal functioning of the nervous system, normal muscle function, and the maintenance of normal blood pressure
    • They are also rich in Vitamins C, which, alongside many benefits, assist the absorption of existing minerals, especially iron and calcium [4]
    • Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, glucose and fructose – red bananas can provide a long-lasting energy boost
  • HCODE

    NURE10004

  • MPN

  • MANUFACTURER

    Nutrisure Ltd

  • EAN CODE

    5060366630094

  • CONDITION

    NEW

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