Freeze Dried Bananas (120 Servings)
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Freeze dried bananas make a great addition to your food storage, providing great nutritional qualities with a wonderful taste. Packed in resealable, puncture-resistant pouches, our fruits have a shelf life of up to 25 years.
One of the benefits of freeze drying is that the food retains its shape and texture. Once the food is brought back to life through rehydration, it's just like fresh fruit. This is because the cell walls are not damaged during the preservation process. This also means that the vitamins and nutrients are still intact.
What are the health benefits of bananas?
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, there are usually too many benefits to write about all in once place. Instead, we can look at some of the highlights, starting with the high levels of vitamin B6 found in bananas.
Vitamin B6 has a number of very important functions within the body, and some of its most important functions happen within the brain. The brain is constantly sending messages throughout the body using neurotransmitters, like dopamine and serotonin. Vitamin B6 increases the quantity of the three main neurotransmitters, allowing the brain's communications to happen more efficiently. As serotonin levels increase, it also regulates your mood, lessening the effects of depression.
Bananas are great for the health of your blood. Vitamin B6 is essential for creating healthy red blood cells. The iron found in bananas also helps to strengthen your blood by helping it carry oxygen to the body. In addition, the potassium in bananas helps lower blood pressure.
An overlooked health benefit of the banana is its manganese content. If someone were to ask you to list 10 nutrients off the top of your head, manganese probably wouldn't be one of them. However, despite its obscure status, it's actually quite important to the human body. If you want to see just how important it is, start by looking at the effects of manganese deficiency. One symptom of low manganese intake is weak bone formation. It isn't entirely clear how these two are related, but it is thought that manganese somehow helps calcium do its job.
Another effect of low manganese consumption is skin problems, including rashes. The mineral acts as an antioxidant, protecting skin from UV damage and aging symptoms. It also helps collagen to be produces, allowing your skin to keep its elasticity and age more slowly.
Bananas are great for their vitamin C, which is known to help strengthen the immune system, protecting from diseases and infections. Vitamin C also has the added benefit of slowing the effects of aging on the skin. Not only is it an antioxidant, but it helps to build and repair collagen. So, between the manganese and the vitamin C, bananas seem to deal a 1-2 punch to aging.
When it comes to bananas, people generally think of potassium as one of the fruit's strengths. This is because potassium is essential to keep our bodies running. However, most people don't know what is probably the most important function of potassium. To better understand its role, it's important to first understand what makes your heart tick.
The heart is a complex organ that needs to run in a very specific order. There are 4 chambers inside a human heart, and each of them need to push blood through in exactly the right way, at exactly the right time. This is regulated by electrical signals to ensure everything happens in its proper order.
Many people don't think about electricity inside the human body, and most people go out of their way to avoid electrical contact. However, electricity plays a crucial role. In addition to running our heart, electrical signals help the brain communicate with the body and the body to communicate back to the brain. When you touch a soft surface, your skin cells are sending small electrical pulses to your brain to tell it what you're feeling. This is also how you feel pain, how you learn, how you think, and how you remember. Electricity is as important to your body as it is to your phone. So, how do we get electricity in our bodies?
Our bodies can create electricity using two ingredients: sodium and potassium. A cell moves sodium to the outside of the cell and potassium to the inside. In this state, it's setup much like the inside of a battery.
We know that the body needs two ingredients to create its electricity, and we know that most people ingest sodium in abundance. That means that potassium is the last part of the equation, and sadly, most people are short on potassium, throwing this process out of balance. Proper potassium intake will help restore this balance and make your body work more efficiently. As a bonus, potassium also helps you avoid painful muscle cramps.
How can I use my bananas?
There are a variety of ways to enjoy this fruit, but often the simplest answer is the best. You can just eat the dried, crunchy bananas as a snack right out of the pouch. The best part is that the pouch is resealable, so you don't have to finish the whole pack at once. (I'm not saying you can't though. It's really a catchy little snack.)
Breakfast time is a great opportunity for bananas to really shine. Add a sweet burst of nutrients to your cereal or oatmeal with some banana slices—either dried or rehydrated. You can also throw them into a smoothie to enhance its flavor.
Buying freeze dried bananas in bulk
Our freeze dried fruits are packed in durable buckets. Each bucket contains multiple Metalite™ pouches to protect them from moisture and other elements that could damage their quality. These pouches allow you to only use the amount of bananas that you want at any given time, while still keeping the rest of your supply fully preserved and safe until you need it.