Green Banana Flour
What is NuBana Green Banana Flour?
NuBana is a neutral tasting fruit flour that delivers valuable functional properties because it has a different starch structure than starch from corn, potato, tapioca or other plants. NuBana does not absorb water from the environment and will not clump in storage.
Freshly harvested green bananas are rich in starch. This starch, called “resistant starch”, naturally resists digestion and is an insoluble dietary fiber. NuBana Green Banana Flour is also rich in potassium and magnesium. All three of these nutrients are under-consumed and contribute important health benefits.
IAG uses the entire crop of peeled green bananas to produce NuBana Green Banana Flour – none of the bananas are wasted. In contrast, up to 20% of the bananas grown for the fresh market are composted or destroyed because they do not meet the size or shape specifications for fresh markets.
IAG is helping to reduce the banana waste, which is good for the planet as well as good for food manufacturers and consumers.
How do I use NuBana Green Banana Flour?
NuBana Green Banana Flour does not contain gluten and works very well in gluten free applications. It can replace high glycemic flours like rice and potato flour, and may eliminate the need for binders and other hydrocolloids, resulting in better nutrition and clean labels. It also contributes softness and flexibility in gluten-free applications.
NuBana can replace wheat flour or maltodextrin and is ideal for applications needing viscosity, adhesion or water-binding. This includes beverages, pasta, puddings, coatings, cereal bars, fruit fillings, sauces and salad dressings, meats and instant foods.
NuBana is also a great dietary supplement because its resistant starch, potassium and magnesium deliver important health benefits.