Yes it’s time for your weekly dose of The Force of Fruit and Veggies! From raspberries to spinach we’ve got some interesting insights for you. During these wintery months the lack of sun can really get you down and your body is neglected of important vitamins and minerals. We’ve found something that can provide the rays that you’re lacking and it’s available all year round… Bananas.
Bananas are full of vitamin B6, a vitamin that helps you to keep a healthy nervous system and a strong resistance. Another benefit is potassium, this keeps your blood pressure on a healthy level. A banana also makes you feel full and gives you extra energy so you can keep going when the going gets tough.
We created a juice with these delicious bananas which grow in the tropics. They grow in warm countries like Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ivory coast and Brazil. It takes about 7 months before the bananas are fully grown and can be harvested. They grow on big bunches and weigh over 50kg. Before they have their pretty yellow color they are cooled and shipped to different countries.
During transport the color of this energy fruit will slowly turn from green to yellow. When the bananas ripens the starch turns into sugar. In unripe bananas there’s twenty times as much starch. But what is the effect of starch? Starch is a carbohydrate that is processed by your body into glucose (better known as sugar). Glucose gives your body an energy boost. When your banana is ripen the starch is already turned into sugar. So if you’re a sweet tooth, you understand why a ripe banana gets the sweet taste.
Why are bananas curved? The idea that they grow into the light is a myth. Due to gravity, the heavy bunch of bananas are forced to hang down but the fruit still wants to grow up. That’s a fact! Bananas are really popular, in Britain we eat over 5 billion bananas each year. Say what? Naturalicious press these bananas into a healthy juice. In our Beet the Blues and Berrylicious you can taste the bananas combined with other superpower fruit and veggies. A perfect way to recharge yourself!