Wholesale Sugar Bananas Sydney
What Are Sugar Bananas ?
Sugar bananas is a common "generic" name which is often used to describe many different varieties of extra sweet bananas, such as, Lady Fingers, Ducasse bananas, Fig bananas, Finger banana, Date bananas or Sucrier bananas.
The main reason that they are called "Sugar Bananas" is because when they are ripe (brown spots), they are much sweeter than other banana varieties such as the Cavendish Bananas.
Most of these bananas are small(ish) in size ranging about 2.5 cm in diameter and up to 10 - 12 cm in length (typically these are shorter and fatter than the common "Cavendish bananas" which are usually sold around 20 - 25 cms in length).
Also, the sugar banana's skin is quite thin and these bananas taste sweeter than common bananas.
FODMAP ("fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols" translated, that means short chain carbohydrates that are poorly or partially absorbed in the small intestine). What are FODMAP foods you ask?
A typical fully ripe Cavendish banana (yellowish with some brown spots) is (approx) 20% glucose, 14% fructose and 66% sucrose. Research shows that a common banana that is ripe has glucose and fructose ratio in correct proportions.
Is the Sugar Banana low FODMAP?
A medium-sized firm (not yellow and still greenish) sugar banana weighs approx 112g and is low FODMAP, according to a research paper published by Monash University (FODMAP).
However as the "sugar bananas" ripen the FODMAP status changes.
From the same report it is seen that ripe sugar banana has excess fructose and is FODMAP-friendly with increased levels of fructans.
It is suggested that you should avoid large servings of ripe sugar bananas as they are exceptionally high FODMAP, especially for hyper kids.
- For kids 1 or 2 sugar bananas per "meal" is more than adequate.
- For adults who have a normal sedentary (inactive) lifestyle, 1 or 2 sugar bananas per "meal" is more than adequate.
- For adults who have a physically strenuous or demanding (highly physically active) lifestyle, several sugar bananas per "meal" may be considered.
Any serving that is 56g or less of sugar bananas is tagged as low FODMAP.
Just remember that unripe (greenish / firm) banana, be it "Sugar banana" or Cavendish banana, is low FODMAP.