Bananas Have More Sugar Than Mars Bars
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:
- Bananas Emit Antimatter Almost Every 75 Minutes
- The Banana Plant is an Herb
- How to Accelerate and Slow Banana Ripening
- Stringless Banana Peeling
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.