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Health Benefits of green banana flour

Health Benefits of green banana flour

As health-consciousness is growing among people, so do different new products. Refined wheat flour is used in many recipes like cakes. But, due to its negative effects on health, various alternative flours emerge into the market. Green banana flour is one of them. It is gaining popularity in India slowly.

As the flour is made from unripe bananas, it is not very sweet. The taste of green banana flour is similar to wheat flour. Besides, it is gluten-free. Hence it becomes a choice of several people who are allergic to gluten.

Green banana flour can be used as an alternative to refined wheat flour or all-purpose flour in bakery food items like cakes, breads etc. It can be used in soups, smoothies and other cold beverages. As it contains high starch content, less quantity of flour (up to 30 per cent) can fulfil your needs.

The following are some health benefits of green banana flour:

  • Green banana flour contains lower natural sugars. In addition to that, it has resistant starch, which helps reduce insulin sensitivity. Hence, it is good for diabetics.
  • The resistant starch in this flour also controls blood cholesterol levels. It also helps maintain a healthy weight by controlling the craving for additional food in between meals.
  • Green banana flour is loaded with many vitamins like vitamin E and minerals like magnesium, zinc, and manganese.
  • It is rich in prebiotic fibre. Hence, it promotes the health of the colon and gut. It helps prevent and treat various digestive disorders.
  • It inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria by raising the pH level in the large intestine.
  • It increases the absorption of minerals like calcium and thereby prevents osteoporosis.
  • It is rich in potassium. Hence, it promotes heart health. It also helps maintain anxiety and stress. It boosts metabolism.

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