Bananas are the most widely consumed tropical fruit in the U.S. Favored for their sweet taste and robust nutrient profile, fresh bananas have some drawbacks. Not only do bananas bruise easily, but they can easily be crushed if not packed carefully. Fresh bananas also have a short shelf life. Fortunately, dried bananas are easier to store and carry. When sliced and dried, bananas retain most of the health benefits their fresh counterparts have.
Although some of the health benefits bananas provide are lost in the dehydrating process, dried banana chips are still a healthier snack option. Dehydrated bananas deliver 10 percent of the recommended daily intake of fiber, which supports the gastrointestinal system. They are also high in magnesium. The body uses magnesium in numerous processes, including energy production and DNA synthesis. Magnesium also works with calcium and phosphorous in supporting the bones and teeth.
Unsweetened varieties of dried bananas are best for those who are looking for a health-conscious snack. Sweetened banana chips have added sugar, which can especially be of concern for diabetics. Varieties that are fried and sweetened have extra saturated fat, which is less healthy for the cardiovascular system. Therefore, it is important to consider your dietary needs and restrictions when choosing a banana chip variety.
We have organic, sweetened, and unsweetened dried banana chips. Ths organic chips are in the most natural form and are best suited for health-conscious snackers. Mix any variety of our banana chips fruits and nuts to create your own trail mix. They are also delicious on their own as a convenient, fiber-dense snack.