Updated October 18, 2022
Food & Supplements Program
Banana is a controvercial food, high in sugar and lectins, but also showing special properties. In the unripe versions, such as plantain, the starch (not yet converted to sugar) can help certain gut conditions, acting as a “prebiotic”. Certain cultivars demonstrate activity against Candida biofilms, which can be valuable.
Antimicrobial Activity of Selected Banana Cultivars Against Important Human Pathogens, Including Candida Biofilm.2020
Antiviral and Cytotoxic Activity of Different Plant Parts of Banana (Musa spp.) – PubMed