Bananas Have More Sugar Than Mars Bars

November 13, 2013 at 2:00 am 3 comments

By Chad Upton

If there’s one thing Broken Secrets loves, it’s bananas. The only other subject that we’ve covered as much is the Olympics. That’s because bananas are really interesting, especially when you consider some of the previous posts:

Even if you don’t care about that stuff, they’re still really tasty. But, that flavor comes at a cost: bananas have lot of sugar in them. In fact, a cavendish banana has about 47 grams of sugar in it. To put that into perspective, a mars bar clocks in at less than 37 grams of sugar!

To be fair, bananas have a lot more nutrients than mars bars and a lot less fat t0o.

Bananas have about 6 grams of fiber, 4.7 grams of protein and of course they’re known for their potassium, although they only have about 1 gram of it. The World’s Healthiest Foods website lists bananas as the 29th food with the most potassium per serving — Swiss Chard, Lima Beans and Potatoes are the top three.

Bananas are also a very good source of vitamin B6.

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Sources: wikipedia (banana), UC South Denmark, Column Five, The World’s Healthiest Foods

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clairsentient1  |  March 12, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Beacon of Aquarius.

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  • 2. Colby  |  May 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

    There’s a BIG difference between processed/refined sugars (mars bar) and natural sugars (bananas). Big difference. People need to understand this.

    Your body needs sugars to function, the fallacy that sugar is bad for you is ridiculous. It’s the specific TYPE of sugar that you have to be concerned with.

    It’s the same as fat calories, fat from an animal is very harmful to the body, fat from something such as coconut oil or cashews are very healthy for you.

    Not everything is created equally.

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  • 3. Casey Sattler  |  September 20, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Wrrrrrong Colby ;)

    Reply

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