Read on to know about 8 ways in which green bananas can benefit our health.

Green banana is actually the un-ripened form of regular banana and it can be eaten in many different forms by adding to curries, making stir-fry preparation with it, or by frying thin green banana slices in oil. Here are 8 health benefits that you can enjoy by eating this healthier form of starchy food!

High fiber 

Green banana is rich in fiber, which is required for a proper bowel movement and a healthy gut. Each cup of the boiled form of green banana offers 3.6g of fiber.

Resistant starch

Adequate intake of resistant starches is associated with low fat storage, better insulin sensitivity, low plasma cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and low glycemic response as the resistant starches are not absorbed by the small intestine and pass directly into the large intestine.

High potassium

Each cup of boiled green banana provides 531mg of potassium, which is required for the proper muscle movement, nerve functioning, and purification of the blood.

Absorption of nutrients

It is rich in various vital nutrients and regular consumption of green banana helps to maintain the nutritional status of our body.

Probiotic benefits

Green banana offers probiotic health benefits as well by encouraging the growth of gut-friendly bacteria.

Rich in vitamins

It is a great source of vitamin B6 and C, which are vital for a healthy body.


Green banana can both help in treating and preventing diarrhea but one must cook it really well before feeding it to a person suffering from diarrhea.


People with type 2 diabetes can eat a green banana as it is low in sugar and high in fiber content. The best way for people with diabetes to consume raw banana is by eating it in the boiled form.