How much protein is in a banana? Find out below…
Bananas are a very tasty fruit, and of course they’re also extremely nutritious with a wide range of health benefits. So it’s no wonder they’re one of the most popular fruits. Some of the health benefits they offer include:
- They help to moderate your sugar levels.
- They help to improve your digestion.
- They’re good for the health of your heart, due to the potassium they contain.
- They’re a great source of antioxidants.
- They promote kidney health.
- They’re great for exercising. It’s no coincidence you see so many tennis players eating bananas between games, for example.
- Bananas can also help with weight loss.
As well as these benefits, bananas are also a great source of nutrients, in particular fiber and potassium. Bananas do also contain some protein. But just how much protein is in a banana?
How much protein is in a banana?
This is about 2% of the standard daily protein requirement.
There are about 1.1 grams of protein per 100 grams of banana.
A single banana will contain somewhere between 1.1 grams and 1.6 grams of protein. The actual amount will obviously depend on the size of the banana. This equates to between 2 – 3% of the standard required daily protein intake (for protein, the Dietary Reference Intake is 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of your body weight).