February 15, 2022 4 min read

What are Dehydrated Banana Bites?

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits across the world, and for good reasons.They are readily available all year round, affordable, delicious, nutritious, and can be enjoyed in various ways. While fresh bananas are always a great choice, have you tried dehydrated bananas before? How much do you know about dehydrated bananas and its benefits?

Dehydrated bananas are bananas without the water content. At Nomad Nutrition, we use REVdry technology, a gentle and eco-friendly process compared to freeze-drying or dehydration, which uses radiantenergy to draw out the water without rupturing the cell walls, leaving the nutrients and vitamins in the fruit and food intact. You can learn more about our REVdry dehydration process here.

1. Banana is Rich in Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and more!

Banana is rich in dietary potassium, dietary fibre, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. This potassium-rich fruit also contains minerals like magnesium and phosphorous. Additionally, bananas are a good source of antioxidants. For comparison, one serving of 70g chewy banana bites has a nutritional value of:

Calories 230
Fat/Lipids 1g
Sodium 2mg
Potassium 930g
Carbohydrate 61g
Fibre 8g
Sugar 48g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
Vitamin B6 50%
Magnesium 25%


Without potassium, the human body would lose its ability to regulate fluid balance, and this can lead to serious problems such as cardiac arrest. Along with sodium (which it also helps keep in check), potassium is vital for normal nervous system function, including that of muscles which must operate efficiently at all times. This can help reduce fatigue or overwork experience, which may happen due to lack of fuel sources.

A banana contains 500mg of potassium, about 15 percent of the recommended intake for adults. Bananas also have twice as much protein compared to apples. For athletes, this potassium-rich fruit is perfect for replenishing the electrolytes lost in sweat.

2. Banana is High in Fibre.

Dietary fibre is the part of plant foods that the body cannot digest, and banana has a rich source of dietary fibre. There are two types of fibre in bananas, which are soluble and insoluble fibres. The soluble fibres dissolve in water and form a gel-like substance, which helps lower blood cholesterol levels and help with managing blood sugar levels. While the Insoluble fibres do not dissolve in water and pass through the intestines, mostly intact. The insoluble fibre helps with bowel regularity and prevents constipation.

Fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. You should aim to get 25-30 grams of fibre each day. Fibre-rich foods like bananas can help you reach this goal!

3. Banana Helps Regulate Blood Sugar Levels.

Nomad Nutrition Chewy Banana Bites packaging on a boat out in the open waters with paddles visible in the background.

Bananas are a great way to regulate blood sugar levels. The nutrients in the fruit help by slowing down the rate at which glucose is released into the bloodstream, preventing energy highs and lows that can lead to mood swings, cravings, and weight gain. Bananas also help prevent insulin spikes because they're high in fibre and resistant starch (a type of carbohydrate that isn't broken down until it reaches the colon). This means you won't experience those dreaded insulin crashes after eating sugary foods like juices or candy bars. These two properties make bananas an excellent choice for diabetics.

Resistant starch also gives off heat as it's digested by stimulating the production of butyrate, which means dehydrated bananas can boost metabolism and increase calorie burn compared to regular ripe ones! Unlike other fruits, bananas don't cause blood sugar levels to spike, making them perfect for snacking on if you're diabetic. Still, they do prevent insulin crashes, meaning they won't cause you to crash and fall asleep after drinking a sugar-laden smoothie. 

Dehydrated banana bites can also be a healthier alternative to replenish your blood sugar levels when you are working out, especially since dehydrated food like bananas tend to have a lower glycemic index than regular fruit and is safe when consumed in moderation. The fibre also helps control hunger and keep you feeling satiated for hours on end, so dehydrated banana pieces or slices can be an excellent replacement for candy bars or cookies.

What are Chewy Banana Bites

Our dehydrated banana is unlike any other on the market, it is organic, chewy, fluffy, and taste just like bananas, because we use real bananas only! The REVdry technology we use helps to dehydrate the fruit, while preserving the nutrients in the bananas without additional chemicals and processes. 

Our Chewy Banana Bites are great for all ages and perfect for any travels, because they take less space than fresh ones, making them convenient choices for school, work, camping, backpacking, road trips, travelling and more! 

Bringing Nomad Nutrition Chewy Banana Bites as an in flight snack during travels

 

Since the Chewy Banana Bites come in bite-sizes, you can portion and ration out without worrying about the bananas oxidizing or turning mushy fast! Dehydrated bananas won't spoil as quickly as regular bananas would, this is why dehydrated bananas are a game-changer! The Banana bites can be enjoyed on its own or combined with other snacks as your healthy energy-boosting snack alternatives. These delicious dried fruit snacks provide many health benefits that allow you to enjoy healthy snacking any time of the day without worries. 

If you're looking for a delicious snack alternative or need help stabilizing electrolytes during strenuous exercise, consider adding Chewy Banana Bites into your diet today!

 

Chewy Banana Bites for board game nights


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