Green Banana Flour (500g)
Balances Blood-Sugar Levels
Young bananas are picked before they ripen therefore the sugar content never fully develops.
Unlike other starchy ingredients such as pasta and white bread which rapidly digested, get absorbed as glucose into the bloodstream and spike up insulin levels, the RESISTANT STARCH in green bananas slows the release of food through the gut.
This slows the insulin response and prevents a sugar spike and consequent sugar crash.
High in Fibre
Not just any fibre, but prebiotic fibre. Prebiotics supports the good bacteria present in the gut, bowel, and colon and are far more powerful and beneficial for our bellies than probiotics as they act as a fertilizer for existing good flora, helping them to grow and work more effectively.
This can help with everything from poor digestion to IBS, and it can even help you get a flatter stomach.
Help with Weight-Loss
Lower in calories than most wheat flours and alternatives like oat and almond flour, it’s an excellent choice for those watching their waistlines.
Because of its fibre content, it keeps you feeling fuller for longer, making you less likely to reach for that packet of biscuits an hour after lunch.
It’s also great for those suffering with diabetes for this very reason.
High in essential minerals and vitamins including zinc, vitamin E, magnesium, and manganese, green-banana flour is also abundant in potassium – so much so that just two tablespoons contain the same amount as seven whole bananas!
It also helps lower cholesterol, boosts heart health, and aids nerve and muscle activity.
So if you’re gluten-intolerant, green-banana flour is also grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free, making it perfect for vegans and those on the Paleo diet.
HOW TO USE BANANA FLOUR
Because of its super-high starch content, you can use a lot less banana flour compared to regular ones. Generally, the rule of thumb is 30 per cent less, depending on the recipe. A little really does go a long way.
Also sprinkle raw flour on meals, smoothies, shakes and juices will bring you the best resistance starch results.