Green Banana Biomass: Benefits and How to Prepare It

If you need to increase the amount of fibre in your diet, don't miss this easy-to-make and healthy green banana biomass recipe.
Green Banana Biomass: Benefits and How to Prepare It
Saúl Sánchez Arias

Written and verified by the nutritionist Saúl Sánchez Arias.

Last update: 21 April, 2023

Green banana biomass is a preparation that contains a large amount of resistant starch, a particularly positive substance for the microbiota.

In fact, the inclusion of this product on a regular basis in the diet could help to improve certain parameters related to health, such as the functioning of the metabolism. In this way, diabetes and other types of complex pathologies can be prevented.

Before starting, it’s important to note that to obtain the benefits of green banana biomass, it must be consumed on a daily basis. In this way, it’s possible to satisfy the daily fiber requirements, which are around 25 grams (1 oz) per day of the substance taking into account both the soluble and insoluble portions.

However, this biomass is quite versatile at a culinary level, as it can be used to make soups, cakes, and bread, among other things.

Benefits of green banana biomass

The consumption of green banana biomass can bring a series of positive effects on our health. First of all, it promotes weight loss. This is due to the way it stimulates the feeling of satiety. According to research published in the journal Nutrition Reviews, sufficient fiber intake helps to reduce appetite, which can decrease food cravings.

Some bananas.
Consumption of green banana biomass would increase the feeling of satiety.

At the same time, the fiber itself can increase the volume of the fecal bolus, thus causing a greater stimulation of the mechanoreceptors of the digestive tube. As a result, the peristaltic movements become more and more intense, which facilitates the descent of food through the intestine. As a result, constipation is reduced, according to a study published in the BMJ.

There’s even speculation that the substance may influence the body’s lipid profile; it would reduce the intestinal absorption of cholesterol. However, this element can be synthesized endogenously, so homeostasis will ensure that the values remain more or less within a range stipulated by genetic determination.

Fiber can be decisive in modulating the entry of sugars into the bloodstream. There’s evidence that its intake in sufficient quantities reduces the incidence of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic pathologies. The pancreas will suffer less in trying to compensate for imbalances in glucose control, which will cause inflammation to reduce.

How to prepare green banana biomass at home

  1. Place 5 green bananas in a pressure cooker for about 30 minutes.
  2. When they’re cooked, remove the peel, and grind them in a blender until a paste is formed. You may need to add about 10 milliliters of water for each banana in order to achieve the optimum texture.
  3. Once a smooth mixture has been achieved, 10 tablespoons of the product are placed in a container and put in the refrigerator.
  4. When it cools, it can be consumed.

The green banana biomass will keep without major problems in the fridge for at least 5 days. If you want to keep it longer, you can freeze it. In this way, you can keep it for up to 3 months.

Nutritional value of green banana biomass

Bananas for green banana biomass.
Green plantain provides essential nutrients for the body.

This recipe for green banana biomass provides about 65 calories per 100 grams (4 oz) of product. 14.2 grams will come from the carbohydrates, while only 1.3 grams will come from protein. However, the fiber content is high, with 8.7 grams per 100 grams of the product.

As if this weren’t enough, the product contains a large number of essential micronutrients. Phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium stand out above all. It also contains important antioxidants that help neutralize the formation of free radicals, maintaining oxidative balance.

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Make green banana biomass to improve your health

As you have seen, it’s very easy to prepare a delicious green banana biomass recipe that will help improve the functioning of the digestive tract and your state of health in the medium term.

It’s an ideal preparation to increase the presence of fiber in the diet, an important element to ensure the density and diversity of the bacteria that live in the digestive tract. After all, good microbiota will help to prevent the development of certain pathologies.

Finally, remember that, in addition to fiber, it’s necessary to ensure a sufficient intake of water each day. In this way, the non-digestible carbohydrates will swell and perform their functions much better. Likewise, the liquid will lubricate the fecal bolus, facilitating transit along the digestive tube and helping to prevent constipation. It will also cause distension in the stomach, which will reduce appetite.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Rebello CJ, O’Neil CE, Greenway FL. Dietary fiber and satiety: the effects of oats on satiety. Nutr Rev. 2016;74(2):131-147. doi:10.1093/nutrit/nuv063
  • Tabbers MM, Benninga MA. Constipation in children: fibre and probiotics. BMJ Clin Evid. 2015;2015:0303. Published 2015 Mar 10.
  • Reynolds AN, Akerman AP, Mann J. Dietary fibre and whole grains in diabetes management: Systematic review and meta-analyses. PLoS Med. 2020;17(3):e1003053. Published 2020 Mar 6. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1003053

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.