Banana Nutrition

Nutrients in 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2023-09-28

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Banana


Overview of Banana Nutrition

Scientific Name: Musa acuminata


Order: Zingiberales


Family: Musaceae


Bananas (Musa acuminata) are native to Southeast Asia and grow in many warmer areas of the world. Bananas are lengthy yellow fruits with lots of health benefits. They are high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. They are a convenient snack and a delicious addition to desserts and breakfast cereals. Vitamin B6 in bananas is easily absorbed by the body. An amount of 100 g of banana contains 0.37 mg of vitamin B6 (22% of the daily value [DV]). Vitamin B6 helps to make antibodies to fight infections. It also supports a healthy nervous system and brain development, as well as protein metabolism. People often say bananas have high amounts of potassium. However, 100 g of banana only contains 8% DV of potassium. Almonds, peanuts, and pumpkin seeds have twice the daily value of potassium than bananas. Bananas do have a decent amount of vitamin C (10% DV). Vitamin C supports the immune system and protects the body against cell and tissue damage. It contributes to healthy skin, blood vessels, and organs. Manganese (12% DV) is good for bones and energy creation. It contributes to protecting cells from free radical damage. Bananas also contain dietary fiber (9% DV), which aids digestion.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 89 kcal 4%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 22.84 g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.60 g 9%
Sugars 12.23 g
Starch 5.38 g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols 16.00 mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.33 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.11 g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.07 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.05 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.03 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 1.09 g 2%
  • Tryptophan
0.01 g
  • Threonine
0.03 g
  • Isoleucine
0.03 g
  • Leucine
0.07 g
  • Lysine
0.05 g
  • Methionine
0.01 g
  • Cystine
0.01 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.05 g
  • Tyrosine
0.01 g
  • Valine
0.05 g
  • Arginine
0.05 g
  • Histidine
0.08 g
  • Alanine
0.04 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.12 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.15 g
  • Glycine
0.04 g
  • Proline
0.03 g
  • Serine
0.04 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 8.70 mg 10%
Thiamin 0.03 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.07 mg 5%
Niacin 0.67 mg 4%
Pantothenic Acid 0.33 mg 7%
Vitamin B6 0.37 mg 22%
Folate, total 20.00 mg 5%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
20.00 mcg
Choline 9.80 mg 2%
Betaine 0.10 mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 3.21 mcg 0%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
3.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
26.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
25.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 22.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.10 mg 1%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.10 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
0.02 mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
0.01 mg
Vitamin D 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.50 mcg 0%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 5.00 mg 0%
Iron 0.26 mg 1%
Magnesium 27.00 mg 6%
Phosphorus 22.00 mg 2%
Potassium 358.00 mg 8%
Sodium 1.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.15 mg 1%
Copper 0.08 mg 9%
Manganese 0.27 mg 12%
Selenium 1.00 mcg 2%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride 2.20 mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 74.91 g
Ash 0.82 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.