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Let’s talk about a fruit loaded with good stuff. Banana gives you a boost of energy to play all day long. It’s packed with Vitamin A, B3, C, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and a great amount of potassium: about 350mg per 100g. They come in many sizes and varieties, but with one thing in common, all we need to do is peel it and eat it!
The banana comes packed to go, easy to carry around, simple to mash into baby food or even to be turned into a fun snack. Sweet and nutritious, it’s often a huge hit with kids of all ages.
Always choose the ones that are completely yellow, firm with small dots. Big brown bruises may mean the banana is past its prime. You can also pick the greenish ones, so they can ripe at home. In such case, choose the banana in bunches, they will last longer.
Bananas are great ingredients for cakes, sweet dishes, and baby food, they can also play the part of a sweetener in some recipes. Just add oats and cinnamon and you have a great snack that also helps to regulate the kids’ digestive system.
Avoid banana sweets sold on candy stores, they don’t retain the fruit benefits and are full of sugar.
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