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Banana
Banana botanically referred to as berry, the berry comes from herbaceous flowering plants. Bananas have wide acceptance and is favourite for most individuals, people who produce bananas generate good revenue from it's sales. Potassium is highly beneficial to our health, as handful of illnesses can be prevented or cured with proper intake of potassium. The blood in our body circulates continuously around the body, proper circulation ensures absorbed nutrients are distributed properly within the body.

High blood pressure causes a lot of body dysfunctions, the ailment is detrimental to our health. The potassium content of banana prevents high blood pressure, and heals those suffering from it. High potassium intake is beneficial to our health, a rated 20% of all forms of illnesses can be healed by good intake of food's rich in potassium.

Excellent contraction and proper nerve response is essential for healthy living, the bodies coordination depends extensively on them. Potassium helps our muscles contract appropriately and shore up excellent nerve response, the rich content of potassium in bananas can never be over emphasized.

Kidney stone forms gradually, especially in adults. The presence of kidney stone causes pain and weakness, the potassium content of banana prevents kidney stone.

Banana is rich in vitamins A, C, B6, manganese, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin. All of these vitamins and minerals are essential for fresh skin and strong health.

Pros
• Highly appealing, can be consumed without heating. • Rich in potassium. • Handles blood pressure issues. • Proper muscle contraction and nerve response. • Complement's meals. • invaluable source of Vitamin A, B, C, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, potassium,

Cons
• Softens easily. • Adequate consumption is necessary to enjoy it's benefits. • Some may not like it.

Supporters

Mehano

Yummy!

I absolutely love bananas! I have ever since I was a child. I don't know why but there's nothing better than the half ripped banana... the kind that it is still a tiny bit hard when you bite into it - perfect.

The only thing that I don't like is when it goes very soft but we avoid buying those.

I eat one to two bananas every single day and I can assure you that they're very beneficial for you and your health. They have many vitamins and are a great quick energy boosting snack. Also, if you are hungry, bananas are great because they are very filling!

Posted by Mehano on 07-21-2017
angie828

Bananas

I love a good banana. They have an excellent taste and can be placed in so many things. I love them sliced up in Rice Krispies. Or I will add them to a yogurt parfait. Or a smoothie. They make a great addition to any meal!
Posted by angie828 on 07-20-2017
centurion

I support Banana

This is very popular on Bangladeshi street side shops. Every street side shop of Bangladesh have this fruits for sale. There are lots of people who takes food regular from street and for them one Banana and some bread is very much popular. Some time bread with tea including Banana also.
Posted by centurion on 07-22-2017
Alexa

Bananas are easier to find

Bananas are more readily available plus you can use them for baking or making smoothies. I like banana bread or muffins, and they are a good source of energy for those who have diabetes too.

They are great as a quick snack, and you can add them to cereal as well, so much more versatile.

Posted by Alexa on 07-21-2017
Sue

Definitely Bananas

I have a banana everyday with my breakfast. They are good sliced up in cereal too or as a banana split. So good. It is one of my favorite ice cream treats. Bananas are got for you. I have only had plantains a handful of times and I never really cared for them. The are okay but bananas are way better.
Posted by Sue on 07-21-2017
Xilkozuf

Me love banana!

Sorry for the monkey-like title of this post, but bananas always make me think of monkeys. And I love them both: monkeys and banans. Monkeys for reasons I won't discuss here, bananas because... well they are good! I'm not a big fan of fruit in general, bananas are one of the only few I like eating. My vote is for them.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 07-20-2017
lilac123

Bananas

I like bananas because they go well with so many things and are an essential part of my diet whereas I rarely ever eat plantains. I think I've only tried plantains once and I didn't really like them as I expected them to be sweet but they weren't. Plantains aren't really a convenient snack because they are usually eaten cooked whereas bananas are really quick and easy snacks for when you need some extra energy.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-20-2017
WildSpirit

Please

Bananas are the best option and also the most delicious one. I love pretty much everything that is made from them (especially the sweet dishes... they're SO damn good).
Posted by WildSpirit on 07-20-2017
peachpurple

Bananas help me to poop

My family eats banana for two reasons, help us to poop in the same day and increase our happy mood.

Banana is a tropical fruit where it is easily grown in the backyard of any residential housing area or farming plantation land.

It is cheap, comes in various sizes and ripe ones are in yellow color but easily turn dark brown or black when kept in fridge. So, it is best to eat bananas on the same day you purchase them to maintain the freshness and helps you to poop faster.

Posted by peachpurple on 07-23-2017
simplym

Bananas

Bananas go great with cereal, oatmeal, snack, anything! You cannot go wrong with buying a healthy fruit and inexpensive too!
Posted by simplym on 07-20-2017
overcast

Healthy

I think banana is lot healthier. And it has the chips in this case, you'd find good for many benefits. You can see the taste and the health in it. For those who want to gain weight quickly. They can try banana. As you can see that is going to be healthy and a lot better for the body as well.
Posted by overcast on 07-21-2017
HARPREETSINGH

Best

Banana's are the best and I like to have them raw as they are so much good for health. It's the No. 1 fruit for all Athletes and sports oriented people. It's the most effective form of healthy snack for all age groups.
Posted by HARPREETSINGH on 07-22-2017
arachnophobik

Bananae

I don't really eat fruits a lot in general, in fact, I only eat mangoes, oranges, grapes, and bananas. Things that I haven't mentioned, I don't eat them. I think bananas win this round, bananas are simply delicious in their own ways and are one of the fruits I don't mind eating every day.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-21-2017
wallet

100 % Banans

I prefer a banana instead of any other fruit. It has a lot of calories and can replace easily a snack in the time of the day. Besides, I know that if you eat a banana on the empty stomach it will have health benefits for your body!
Posted by wallet on 07-21-2017
reginafalange

Bananas!

I love them, they are a good complement for every day. You can have them as a snack at any time and you can do many things with them, desserts and very tasty shakes. I eat plantain often because they are used as a companion to one meal of the day, but honestly, I could live without them.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-20-2017
Moaz

I prefer Banana

Well, I prefer Banana for many reasons, one of them is that I like the bananas more than Plantain,also it's easier to eat, just remove the cover and eat it..also it's healthy and can be used to make the teeth white.
Posted by Moaz on 07-20-2017
JaiGuru

Bananas Made A Monkey Out Of Me

Bananas are the ultimate breakfast side dish in the US! They're refreshing snacks that satisfy cravings for sugars and soft textures in a way that also delivers a nutritional punch. When they get a little too ripe you can always make banana bread, which is a reason in itself to get them! Banana bread is delicious.
Posted by JaiGuru on 07-20-2017
airfightermax

I love Bananas

I have grown up with bananas as a staple fruit in my home and I really like how it tastes. It is very delicious and I try to eat one every meal.

They also sell this in my Uni so I buy one too on lunch breaks whenever I have classes.

Posted by airfightermax on 07-21-2017
Deathisue

Bananas!

Easy to eat, sweet and healthy, i always eat my bananas with bread, is the best, is a weird think i know, but still is glorius, for me always first the bananas.
Posted by Deathisue on 07-21-2017
yunken

Banana

Without second thought, I will go with banana, I will choose banana over all other fruits not to talk of plantain. Because of it health benefits, banana has been my best fruits.
Posted by yunken on 07-21-2017
Jameson

I love bananas

They are very nutritious, sweet and very recommended for those in sports.
Posted by Jameson on 07-23-2017
Marvadaum

The perfect pre-workout food!

Bananas are not only a healthy alternative to a sweet craving but they're also highly nutritive. Boosting a moderate glycemic index bananas are a perfect food for eating before a workout.
Posted by Marvadaum on 07-21-2017
giovanniiiii

Always Bananas

I'll be completely honest here and I really do not like the taste of plaintain, unlike bananas. I'm not a person who is into eating fruits but if it is a banana, I would eat it anytime. I really do prefer banana because of its better taste compared to plaintain but it wouldn't hurt to eat plaintain once in a while, seeing that it has nutritional values too.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 07-20-2017
blank629

Banana Babanana!

I am a fan of banana and I love eating eat and I made many kinds of twist to make my banana more delicious. It can be eaten even if it is raw. You can also cook it with sugar for you to have bananaque. It is a great merienda especially in the Philippines. You can also make "Turon" by combining banana, sugar and lumpia wrapper. There are so many ways how you can turn banana into sweets. That's why I like it. You should try to do some too.
Posted by blank629 on 10-19-2017
Wubwub

tastes better to me

I don't think I have had plantains all that much but usually if I do they have to be cooked and when they are they do taste good but usually we have to add a lot of sugar to them because they taste bland otherwise. Bananas you could just eat raw and they are still delicious and sweet so I'm choosing this one.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-20-2018
ColdFlameChris

Bananas my favorite fruit.

Usually, I refuse to eat other fruits like apples, mangoes, grapes, and other fruits but not bananas. Whenever we have a banana, I always eat it. I even eat 2-3 bananas at a time. Plantain, on the other hand, is not as common as bananas here in the Philippines. It's definitely much easier to buy than Plantain and it's much tastier too.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-22-2017
ajahcuizon

Banana

I love eating banana. It helps me to maintain a good bowel movement. Also I like the sweetness and softness of a banana. I can say my snack will not be complete without it. It is cheap and easy to find in supermarkets. There are also a lot of recipes to cook a food with banana.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 10-21-2018

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Plantain

Plantain
Plantain has countless economical values, this makes it prestigious, the processing yields variety of products. The calorie content of any crop is usually considered when rating it's health benefits, crops with high calorie value supplies energy to the body. Plantain is rich in calorie a research on it's calorie content revealed that, we get 122 calories from 100 grams of plantain, this shows that plantain is a valuable source of energy and has high starchy content.

Dietary fibres are essential for proper bowelling, because they prevent constipation and aid perfect digestion. Taking plantain is a good way to stay clear of constipation, plantain contains good percentage of dietary fibres which ensures proper bowelling.

Study show that about 2.3 grams of dietary fibres is contained in 100 grams of plantain this can be calculated as, 6% per 100 grams of plantain. Vitamin C is vital in our body, the presence of the vitamin equip the body to resist infections effectively, plantain is enriched with vitamin C, this ensures our body stays healthy.

Proper vision is essential for productivity, a supply of vitamin a will helps in maintaining excellent vision, plantain contains vitamin A which ensures proper sight. Research proves that 100 grams of plantain supplies 37.5% of the bodies daily requirement for vitamin A. Plantain is also reach in Vitamin B6 this is due to its pyridoxine content, the vitamin prevents anemia and colonary artery diseases, it prevents stroke.

Pros
• prevents stroke. • Prevents coronary artery diseases. • Supplies Vitamin C, this helps the body fight infections. • Rich source of vitamin A, for excellent vision. • Contains potassium.

Cons
• Some species require heating. • The potassium and vitamin levels are destroyed through heating.

Supporters

cmoneyspinner

Plaintains ~ Love 'Em!!

Bananas or plantains? Why are you even comparing them? I love plantains! The plantain chips that come in a bag like potato chips. Ripe plantains sliced and fried in a little bit of oil. Green plantains boiled and put in soups. Last but not least, Puerto Rican Tostones (Fried Plantains). Banana vs plantain. Why even ask? :)
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 07-20-2017
JaiGuru
I'm curious; have you ever had plantains raw? I'm aware they're supposed to be cooked but when I tried them I was a little bit unnerved by how I reacted to them. I cut off a slice, put it in my mouth, and it was like instantly all the moisture was sucked out of my mouth! Is that normal?
BatmanWayne
Yes, dude, you cannot eat it when the plantain it raw, i recommend you to cut thick slices, like two finger of thick, and you can fry them, when it is cooked put it out from the fryer and smash them, it is to make cook the inside, and them put them in the fryer again and you can eat it when it is cooked.
cmoneyspinner
Oh no! Eating raw plantains? That's bad. :(
BatmanWayne

Traditions

Well, here in my country we eat a lot of plantains, it is a good companion to our foods, if the plantain is ripe we fry it in slices and we have some "tajadas", also you can put it complete in the oven, or you can put them in water and boil them, if the plantain is green you can make a process where you cut the plantain in gross slices and then you fry them then you smash it and you put them again to fry and you will have some "tostones" or "patacones" here in Venezuela we have a lot of manners to do plantain and that is why I like it more.
Posted by BatmanWayne on 07-21-2017
Westbay

Plantain!!!

I love plantain a lot it's just so awesome you could eat it with anything, I like the fact that it's rich in fibre so most times I just take boiled plantain and spice with tuna this is so rich and filling too. I eat bananas but not as much as I love plantain, plantain itself has a lot of ways it serves me I eat plantain chips which is a form of snack when I do not feel like taking anything at that moment. Plantains can also be used as porridge with beans. I love plantain.
Posted by Westbay on 07-23-2017
MadeInEsca

It's so versatile!

You can eat them green or ripe, you can fry them, cook them in the oven, you can boil them, they are just so versatile and tasty! There are a TON of recipes that contain plantain. You can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and you can even make desserts with them. Banana is quite tasty but plantain is perfect.
Posted by MadeInEsca on 08-19-2017
Dkaraly

Plantains

You can make many dishes with them. There is so many ways to prepare them and eat them: fried plantain slices, baked plantains, plantains cooked with little water, sugar, cinnamon and a dash of vanilla, fried green plantain slices, etc. They are almost an integral part of lunch in my Country.

Bananas are for dessert or snacks.

Posted by Dkaraly on 09-18-2017
Barida

The porridge plantain.

Porridge plantain is what mom always cook for us when we were still kids and I must say that it was one of the nice food that I don't stop enjoying back in the days. I like this type of food especially when we are back from school and feeling seriously hungry as well. I also enjoy taking banana, but the good thing about plantain is that you are definitely going to eat it raw or cooked as you like.
Posted by Barida on 10-20-2018

Comments

Neiltarquin
I'd take both because both taste good. Both of the are nutritious and healthy.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-20-2017
morgoodie
I really like bananas better. I have tried plantains but they just were not something that I liked. Bananas can be used as the main ingredient of a recipe like banana bread or used as substitutions in other recipes. They are very good for you and have many vitamins and minerals that can keep you healthy. I like to put them in my cereal and my children like to cut them into slices and put peanut butter on them which makes a healthy snack for after school.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-20-2017
kgord
I have rarely had plantains so I would have to go with bananas. I eat them alot because they are good for you, and have lots of nutrition for few calories. THey are one of my favorite fruits. don't know alot about plantains, but I don't think they taste that good really.
Posted by kgord on 07-20-2017
rose thornes
I didn't know banana belongs to berries. This is new information about my beloved banana. I like banana shake, banana split or just eat it plain. But bananas now become expensive.
Posted by rose thornes on 07-21-2017
Joteque
Bananas are great and they also have the advantage of being readily available to eat right out of the peel! I didn't know that there were plantains that were readily available like this as well. In every case where plantains are prepared as far as I know they were either fried, boiled or baked to name a few. It seems like they are implying that all these processes deplete nutrients from the plantain? I wonder if I should try eating the plantain raw if that's the case or perhaps just stick to the occasional plantain while subscribing to my regular intake of bananas.
Posted by Joteque on 07-21-2017
kamar19
Although I love then both I enjoy bananas overall because there easier to find and I enjoy eating raw bananas more than raw Plantain. Both are good for you and my family enjoys both especially when the Plantain is very ripe they can be sweet as well.
Posted by kamar19 on 07-21-2017
SimplyD
I like them both actually because they are not just both delicious but also very healthy as enumerated above. Though, plantain weighs more for me, because it can be eaten raw which according to some who have proven it. The raw plantain, when eaten, can ease a stomachache. Going back as to why it weighs more for me, one reason is that it is very versatile unlike the other banana that cannot be cooked. Plantain can be cooked in a lot of ways, making it one nice source of income. It can be made into a banana cue, fried, boiled and a lot more. And these are the ways it is cooked and how vendors sell them as snacks.
I love all the way that plantain is cooked.
Posted by SimplyD on 07-21-2017
Corzhens
I love bananas whether it is the dining table banana or the plantain. My favorite snack is the fried plantain in syrup and placed in a stick which we call banana cue. Dining table banana is eaten as it is as dessert. It is rich in potassium that's why weakling children are fed banana every after meals. But one thing I don't like in banana is that it gives me added pounds. Whenever I would eat 2 bnanas in 1 day, expect my weight to gain at least 1 pound. However, the weight gain is temporary in nature.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-21-2017
olaryeankarh
I love both equally and there's nothing I can do about it, sadly. I do not know much about their health benefits but whether I get it in normal form (as in banana) or fried (as in plantain). I would eat a whole bunch of banana as well as fry the entire thing equally. I hope with these few points of mine, I have been able to convince and not confuse you that both are the same for me. Haha, yikes!
Posted by olaryeankarh on 07-21-2017
BeardedMamba
I love them both, since they both provide potassium and are healthy to the body. But I prefer banana more, it's easier to eat on the go.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 07-21-2017
RosieCheeks
I love bananas. They are sweet, tasty, uplifting and very nutritious.As for plantains, I 've never tried them. Bananas are accessible in any country in any store, while plantains I 've never seen them in any store before.
Posted by RosieCheeks on 07-24-2017
Pixie
I prefer bananas because I find them tastier. I don't really like the taste of plantain. Furthermore, we grow bananas on our field which means that we do not have to buy them. I usually have one banana for breakfast on a daily basis. Bananas has some health benefits. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals which helps us to stay healthy.
Posted by Pixie on 07-25-2017
vinaya
I never heard of Plantain, but from the picture above, I can say I have eaten this fruit. In our language we have the same name for banana and Plantain. I love both of these fruits, however, I prefer the one that is called Plantain. banana is to sweet for me. my mother makes a great salad from unripe Plantain. I like banana shake more than the banana fruit.
Posted by vinaya on 08-24-2017
Corzhens
Banana is a common adornment of the dining table maybe because banana is one of the cheapest fruits. An advantage for banana is that it is available all year round unlike other fruits that are only available when in season. The plantain is usually cooked. My favorite is the fried plantain with sugar that was like caramel. A stick is used to hold the fried plantain and it is called banana cue. It is a cheap snack that is available in the street with ambulant vendors.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-20-2018
hermessantos
Banana is one of the most popular fruits in the world: they are nutritious, contain fiber and antioxidants. However, many people have doubts about banana due to their high sugar content and carbohydrates.

When the banana is green, it is rich starch and sturdy starch. When it ripens, this starch turns into sugar. Therefore, more than 90% of the banana composition is carbohydrates, and it ends up having low levels of proteins and fats. The banana sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose - when combined with their fiber, promote great energy to the body.
Posted by hermessantos on 03-19-2018