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The truth about bananas: Experts reveal the benefits of the fruit based on its colour - and what the brown spots on the skin REALLY mean

According to the sports dietitian, yellow bananas are 'softer and sweeter' because it contains more sugar

  • Spots dietitian Ryan Pinto has revealed the benefits of ripe and unripe bananas  
  • Green bananas have the least sugar while brown bananas have the most 
  • Brown spots reveal the presence of sugar but also indicate high antioxidants 
  • Spotted ones are so rich in them that they've been linked to cancer prevention

As one of the cheapest and most satiating fruits, bananas are up there with the most popular snacks you can buy. 

And while their health benefits are widely known, few are aware of how the ripeness of a banana impacts on its nutritional make-up.

So to help make it clear, Australian sports dietitian Ryan Pinto recently shared a graphic about the various benefits - and why eating an over-ripe banana may not be a great idea. 

'The best way to understand how the health of a banana can change is by investigating what really happens to them internally over time,' he wrote on his page, High Performance Nutrition AU

Australian sports dietitian Ryan Pinto recently shared a graphic about the various benefits of bananas at different stages - and why eating an over-ripe banana may not be a great idea

Australian sports dietitian Ryan Pinto recently shared a graphic about the various benefits of bananas at different stages - and why eating an over-ripe banana may not be a great idea

Green bananas 

'If you're looking for a banana that's lower GI, go for a green one. Eventually, your body will break this starch down into glucose. This way, green bananas will raise blood sugar levels slowly,' he said. Pictured: Australian Health Youtuber Freelee the banana girl

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Comment by vaughn mitchell on July 30, 2019 at 12:26am
Mix bananas in big bowl with flour and sugar, until all the flour and sugar is gone, then use a big spoon, and put in a frying pan with oil, turn over each side until.now, I bet you eat more than one banana fritter.
Comment by stephen myers on July 29, 2019 at 11:12pm

Dao, Dao...daylight  come and me wan go home! tally man tally me banana.

Comment by Cee Gee on July 29, 2019 at 1:41pm

I hate bananas.

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