Green banana biomass helps to lose weight and reduce cholesterol because it is rich in starch resistant, a type of carbohydrate that is not digested by the intestine and acts as a fiber that helps control blood sugar, lower cholesterol and give satiety after the meal.
Green banana biomass brings health benefits such as:
- Helping in weight loss because it is low in calories and rich in fibers that give the feeling of satiety;
- Fight constipation by being rich in fiber;
- Combat depression by having tryptophan, an important substance to form the hormone serotonin, which increases the feeling of well-being;
- Decrease high cholesterol as it helps reduce the absorption of fat in the body;
- Prevent intestinal infections because it keeps the intestinal flora healthy.
To obtain its benefits, one should consume 2 tablespoons of biomass per day, which can be made at home or bought ready at supermarkets and natural products stores.
How to make green banana biomass
The following video shows the step-by-step to make green banana biomass:
The green banana biomass can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Fermentation of resistant starch
Sturdy starch is a type of carbohydrate that the gut can not digest, and so it helps reduce the absorption of sugars and fats from food. Upon reaching the large intestine, sturdy starch is fermented by the intestinal flora, which helps prevent problems such as constipation, intestinal inflammation and colon cancer.
Unlike other foods, intestinal fermentation of resistant starch does not cause gas or abdominal discomfort, allowing greater consumption of green banana biomass. In addition, it is important to remember that only the green banana has sturdy starch as it will be broken into simple sugars like fructose and sucrose as the fruit matures.
Nutrition information and how to use it
The following table shows the nutritional composition in 100 g of banana biomass.
|Quantity in 100 g of green banana biomass
|Energy: 64 kcal
Green banana biomass can be used in vitamins, juices, pâtés, and breads or cakes, as well as hot foods such as oatmeal, broths and soups. Learn about the benefits of different types of banana.
Biomass Brigade Recipe
This brigadeiro should be made with the cold biomass, but without being frozen.
- Biomass of 2 green bananas
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of butter
- 5 drops vanilla essence
Method of preparation
Beat everything in the blender and make balls with your hand. Instead of the traditional chocolate granules, you can use nuts or almonds crushed or granulated cocoa. It should be left in the refrigerator until the balls are firm before serving. See another recipe in: Estrogonofe with green banana biomass.