ZENXIN Organic Bananas are one of the sweetest, premium quality bananas in Malaysia.
Known as 40-days bananas or “Pisang 40 hari” in the local language, this variety of bananas, which come in small, hand-like shapes (often referred to as Buddha hand by customers), have a 40 day quick maturation period instead of 90 days (normal variety ripening period).
Originally from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, this variety of banana is difficult to find as only a small number of farmers plant them.
Grown by ZENXIN in strict accordance with organic farming methods, this sweet tasting, creamy organic banana is grown without the use of pesticides and chemicals. Instead, organic fertilizers and compost, produced by ZENXIN Organic Fertilizers & Compost Factory, the first Certified Organic Input Manufacturer in Malaysia are used.
Random pesticides tests on soil, water and produce of farms are also conducted routinely to ensure compliance to Australia and International Federation of Organic Farm Movements (IFOAM)’s international organic standards, certified by NASAA, to preserve the authentic quality of bananas.
5 Reasons Why Bananas Are Good For You
A medium sized banana contains 110 calories, 28g of carbohydrates, 1g of protein, 0g of fat, 3g of fiber and 450 mg of potassium.
- Quick Source of Energy
Bananas are a great source of carbohydrates, consisting of mainly sucrose, fructose and glucose, which provide you with a quick source of energy.
- Low Glycemic Index (GI)
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how fast a carbohydrate-rich food is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream and the extent of rising blood sugar level in the body.
Bananas have a relatively low glycemic index (ranging from 42 to 58). This helps with blood sugar control by preventing a sudden spike of blood sugar after ingesting, thereby helping with maintaining a healthy blood sugar level.
- Aids Digestion
One medium banana will support 10 – 15% of your daily fibre requirement (20 – 30g). Newly ripened bananas contain high amounts of resistant starch, a type of starch that does not digest well in your stomach. However, being a great prebiotic source, it supports the growth of healthy beneficial gut bacteria and promotes good digestive health.
- Potassium Rich
Bananas are high in potassium, a mineral and electrolyte that plays an important role in helping the heart beat regularly to support daily activities. Incorporate bananas in your meals to promote good heart health and normal blood pressure. It is also a great pre-workout snack as potassium supports the normal function of nerve and muscle cells during workout routines.
- Boost Your Mood
Bananas contain vitamin B6 and tryptophan that are considered mood enhancers as these nutrients help the body produce serotonin, essentially a “happy hormone”.