Despite the fact that bananas are most often consumed raw as a snack, there are a surprising amount of different ways to consume them. When compared to other fruits, bananas are on the sweeter side of the spectrum. One big banana has about 120 calories and 17 grams of sweets, which is more than twice the amount of calories and sugars found in one cup of strawberry slices, containing 53 calories and approximately 8 grams of sugars.
When doctors advise you to restrict the amount of sugar in your diet, they are referring to added sugars such as those found in typical soft drinks, incorporated into baked products, and sprinkled on top of brewed coffee. However, if you are just consuming bananas, there is no additional sugar present.
Apart from that, some of the carbs in bananas are in the form of dietary fiber, which amounts to about 15 percent of your daily need per big banana. Green bananas are high in resistant starch, which is a kind of carbohydrate. As bananas mature, the starch in the fruit transforms into sugars, making the fruit sweeter overall. Resistance starch is not readily digested, and as a result, it lowers the quantity of sugar released into the circulation, which aids in the management of blood sugar levels.
And now, let’s talk about the amount of glucose found in bananas.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, a medium-sized banana provides about 5.88 g of glucose per 100-gram serving. The most prevalent carbohydrate is glucose, which is also known as blood sugar in certain circles. Your body breaks down the carbohydrates in your meals into this simple sugar so that it may be used as energy for your cells after you eat. When treating diabetes or hypoglycemia, physicians use this as a metric of success.