One of the most popular fruits we know, babana is present in practically all Brazilian homes. in addition to be very used in culinary, it is also present in other areas, such as cosmetics industry, for example. Rich in vitamin A, Complex B vitamin and vitamin C, it is also composed by three different natural sugars (sucrose, fructose, and glucose), potassium, diet fibers, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron fluoride, making banana a very important food for those who wish to keep a healthy diet. It can reduce blood pressure, help in digestion, reduce stress and depression, contribute to bone and vision health, among other benefits.
Consumed in natura, banana is a great food complement, but it is also used in home-made culinary and in food and beverage industry, as a basis for cakes, sweets, cereal bars, vitamins. Other form which is becoming popular is banana powder or dehydrated banana pulp, which is used as a raw-material for food supplements. Banana can also be use in the manufacturing of cosmetics