6 Reasons to Eat Red Bananas

by Daniel / Mar 16, 2017 / 0 comments

These types of bananas are smaller than common bananas and they peel is red or purple. Their taste is similar to yellow bananas but they have an added raspberry flavor. Red bananas are imported from Costa Rica.

Health Benefits of Red Bananas

Low Calories

A medium sized red banana has 110 calories. These bananas will make you fuller without too much calories.

Vitamin B6

This is a water soluble vitamin that is good for red blood cell functions. You will get anemia if your body doesn’t have enough vitamin b-6. One medium-sized red banana has about 20 percent of the RDA of vitamin B-6.

Source of Energy

The body is able to convert the natural sugars found in red bananas into instant energy. This will help you to prevent lethargy.

Source of Fiber

Red bananas are a great source of fiber a compound that is good for regular bowel movement. One red banana has 4 grams of fiber and this is 16 percent of your RDA of fiber.

Source of Potassium

A medium-sized banana has 400 milligrams of potassium and this is 11 percent of the RDA. Potassium is a mineral and an electrolyte that improves heart functions, muscle contractions and digestion.

Source of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also a water soluble vitamin that is good for your immunity, cell production and growth. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that eradicates radicals that cause cancer. A red banana meets 15 percent of the RDA of vitamin C.


Peel the bananas before eating. You can eat it raw, chopped or add it into fruit salads and desserts.