The dietary information for 100 grams of Palayangodan Pazham (banana) are as follows (approximately):
75 percent water
Carbohydrates: 22.8 g
12.2 grams of sugar
2.6 grams of fiber
0.3 gram of fat
Bananas are high in carbohydrates, which appear mostly as starch in unripe bananas and sugars in ripe bananas. The carbohydrate content of bananas varies dramatically as they mature. Starch is the primary component of unripe bananas. Green bananas can contain up to 80% starch by dry weight. Pectin and resistant starch both help to keep blood sugar levels stable after a meal. Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide.
Bananas are rich in potassium, a mineral that improves heart health and blood pressure control. This mineral is found in around 0.4 grams per medium-sized banana. Consuming 1.3–1.4 grams of potassium per day is associated with a 26% reduced risk of heart disease.
Keep bananas in a cool and dry place, and protected from the light. Keep in mind that ideally bananas are supposed to be stored at around 12 degrees celsius and if they are kept in warmer temperatures there is a chance that they will ripen quickly. If you can wrap a plastic wrapper around the stem of the banana this will help in keeping them fresh for a longer period of time.