Don’t throw away those spotty brown bananas; here’s why

NEW DELHI: You’ve been throwing away overripe bananas because no one told you that the yellow skinned fruits with black-spots are actually good for you.

Most people prefer unripe, green or yellow bananas and considered throwing away overripe bananas thinking it to be rotten and not fit to eat unaware of the fact that they are abundant in health benefits.

The nature’s most under-rated fruits is actually packed with antioxidants and full of nutrients, vitamins, fiber, and all-natural sugars.

Here are some of the benefits of overripe bananas:

As a banana ripens, the ANTI-OXIDANTS levels have increased.

When a banana becomes too ripe, the brown-spots on the peel create a so-called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF), a cancer fighting substance that kills cancerous and abnormal cells, mentions, in one of its articles.

The more a banana appears to have dark brown patches, the more ripe it is, and the more TNF it contains.

Bananas are good for cardiovascular health as they are rich in potassium, that lowers blood pressure. They are high in fiber that is associated to reduce the risk of a heart disease.

It’s easier to digest ripe bananas because the starchy carbohydrates in them convert into free sugars, according to

Ripe bananas are higher in sugar content, making them more delicious due to the simple carbohydrates.

So, the next time when you see a banana develop brown spots, don’t throw them away. Instead, eat up this tasty super food and give your body a mini-health boost.