Knowledge: Banana (Musa)

Banana Extract

The word “banana” originates from the Arabic word “banan”, which literally means finger. Originating from Southeast Asia, it eventually spread to the Middle East, West Africa, Europe and the Americas. This subtropical fruit belongs to the genus Musa from the family Musaceae. Economically, it is the fifth agricultural food crop in terms of world trade, after coffee, cereals, sugar and cacao. It is an important fruit crop in the world apart from grapes, citrus fruits and apples. In Malaysia, bananas are the most produced fruit in 2017 and 32% of the nation’s banana production originates from Johor.

Depending to varieties and ripeness, banana flesh taste vary from starchy to sweet and the flesh color varied from white to yellow. While unripe, is firm, gummy with latex and turn to soft, dry when ripe. It is eaten raw and is often categorized as the dessert or as a staple food by cooking (frying, boiling, roasting or baking) and referred to as the plantain. Banana chips made by deep-frying thin slices of unripe fruits are also common. Banana pulp can be used as an ingredient in bakery items, drinks, dairy desserts, and many other processed foods.

Pure Banana Musa Extract must have Fiber & Potassium!

Without Fiber & Potassium, it’s not Banana Musa!

No harm/chemicals/preservative, just harmony, manufactured naturally

  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • No Fillers
  • No Flavors
  • No Additives
  • No Preservatives
  • No Artificial Colors
  • Soy and Gluten Free
  • Lab Tested for Authentic & Active Compound
  • Origin from Malaysia Farm
BIONUTRICIA Banana Musa Extract BRAND X
Certification Registered with the Ministry of Health, Halal Tested Not registered & certified
Raw Ingredients Banana Musa from Malaysia Very little / no raw ingredients; Use non-Banana Musa materials
Process Extracted through R.O. water & Ultra-sonic; Full bio-active ingredients Grinded plant powder; Extracted through ethanol process
Active Compound Tested with high amount of Fiber & Potassium Not Tested
Formulation Only Banana Musa- which is proven safe and effective Combination of other ingredients (effectiveness & safety is not proven); Added with prohibited drugs
Label Transparent, standardized Banana Musa 2-3% Fiber & 0.6-0.7% Potassium (Bioactive Phytochemicals) Misleading claim (quantity), incorrect amount of Banana, mostly filler ingredients

Utilization of banana as an ingredient in different food products exerts a beneficial effect on human health because banana is rich in dietary fibre, resistant starch, and some essential minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium). Banana is also known to have positive effect on mood lifting due to the high content of tryptophan, which converts to serotonin, which involved in stress management.

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HEALTH BENEFITS

Prevent Stroke

In vivo study on effect of banana on risk of stroke
Subject 90,137 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79
Duration of the study 11 years
Dosage 2611mg per day
Groups
Parameters analysed Incidents of ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke and all-cause mortality
Function
High potassium intake especially from banana is associated with a lower risk of stroke.
Visible Benefits
Highest quartile of potassium intake was associated with lower incidence of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and total mortality.

Relieve Constipation

In vivo study on effect of banana on constipation
Subject Mice (n=50)
Duration of the study 7 days
Dosage 1, 2, 4 g/kg body weight per day
Groups
  1. Control
  2. Constipation model
  3. Constipation + high-dose
  4. Constipation + middle-dose
  5. Constipation + low-dose
Parameters analysed Small intestinal movement
Function
Banana is useful for improving intestinal motility during constipation.
Visible Benefits
-Banana resistant starch at the dose of 4.0 g/kg body weight per day was able to increase the gastrointestinal propulsive rate. -BRS at the doses of 2.0 and 4.0 g/kg body weight per day was found to shorten the start time of defecation.

Anti-diabetes

In vivo study on effect of banana on diabetes
Subject Diabetic patients (n=30)
Duration of the study 4 weeks
Dosage 24g per day
Groups
  1. Treatment (Banana starch)
  2. Control (Soy milk)
Parameters analysed Lipid metabolism
Function
Banana supplementation could be a cheap alternative to reduce body weight and improve glucose homeostasis.
Visible Benefits
Treatment group lost more body weight than control group.

Brain Health

In vivo study on effect of banana on brain health
Subject Mice (n=30)
Duration of the study 14 days
Dosage 600mg/kg per day
Groups
  1. Control
  2. Banana pulp
  3. Banana peel extract (400mg/kg)
Parameters analysed -Biochemical assay -Behavioral test
Function
Supplementation of banana could be taken a vital role in stress (anxiety and depression) relief and increased in memory function.
Visible Benefits
-Banana increased the time spent in light box and open arm, suggesting anti-anxiety effects. -A significant decrease in immobility time was observed in treatment group, suggesting anti-depressant. -Treatment group has decrease in time to reach platform in both short term and long term memory test suggested increased memory function. -The activities of all antioxidant enzymes were significantly greater in treatment group than control.

Natural Asian Gourmet Beverage or Bakery Ingredient, Natural Flavor, Standardized Banana Musa Extract Powder

  • Pure 20:1 Banana Musa Extract
  • 2-3% Fiber & 0.6-0.7% Potassium (Bioactive Phytochemicals)
  • Rich in phytonutrient
  • High in antioxidant
  • High in fiber
  • Improve digestion
  • Increased energy
  • May help lower blood pressure
  • Scientifically tested
  • Ultrasonic solvent extraction