I have been dying to share this recipe with you guys because I know that’s it can, like I have said, change the whole game when it comes to cooking, especially when it comes to high nutrition and pre and probiotics. And since we all know how important it is to keep a happy gut (no pun intended :)) here is one single simple ingredients that can increase the levels of serotonin in your brain, promote weight loss and the list goes on, and on, just as listed below.
Green bananas are a well known superfood all over Brazil and it has been a subject of many scientific researches -as showed on Nature Magazine last year – where a few scientists discovered how beneficial the resistant starch present in the GBB is when it comes to treat diabetes, it is mind blowing so I suggest you have a look at the research, for sure is going to make you feel even better about incorporating this superfood into your food routine. And here are a few of those benefits that GBB has:
When cooking green unripe bananas, they develop a high resistant starch content in the pulp of the fruit, around 20%. This starch has the very similar benefits of dietary fiber. Therefore, it promotes satiety, contributing to weight loss and, in addition, it helps in the functioning of the intestine, especially for people with constipation and diarrhea.
When the intestine works properly, it improves the absorption of nutrients and, as a result, contributes to tissue nutrition (such as the skin) and increases the body’s ability to eliminate toxins. It also prevents the development of some cancers, such as in intestine cancer.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS:
Biomass is rich in vitamins A and complex B and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc. It is an antioxidant that has anti-inflammatory action and improves immunity. Biomass also helps to reduce fat absorption, helping to regulate cholesterol and triglyceride levels, preventing cardiovascular disease.
Green banana biomass – to which I will call it GBB on this blog post – has a neutral, it doesn’t taste at all, even though it’s made with bananas, we don’t detect its flavor. So if you don’t like bananas don’t worry. It can be used in juices, breads, cakes, risottos, beans, soups, sweets, the possibilities are endless! Biomass is also a natural thickener, it helps thicken broths, soils and sauces and also acts like a “binding agent” to the preparations.
So, green bananas or unripe bananas when blended with water become a superfood that have the ability to stimulate the production of serotonin due to the high levels of triptophane it carries in its structure.
It also contains resistant starch and fibers, promoting this way weight loss, better mood and clearer skin and beautiful hair. Here are a few of the benefits of green banana biomass:
1. It prevents cancer in the digestive tract
2. It’s good for the intestines
3. Has prebiotic action
4. prevents diabetes
5. Helps control cholesterol
6. Replaces recipes with gluten & much more!
Now, when it comes to cooking, the benefits of green banana biomass are almost greater than the health benefits because you can use it substitute many ingredients in your recipes and in general, those ingredients are way less nutritious than GBB so really, what’s not to like about the darling ingredient?
Amongst all the substitutions you can use it for:
Ans the list goes on but rest assured that many, many more amazing recipes using GBB are on the way so stay tuned because in my following videos you are in for a delightful surprise and meanwhile, just because I want you to feel inspired, check out my recipe above on how to make the green banana biomass and have fun experimenting in your kitchen!
Nutrition information for green banana biomass (per 20 g portion or one tablespoon):
|Total energy expenditure
|Resistant starch content
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