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The Instacart guide to green bananas

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FAQs about green bananas

As with most things related to health, the answer is, it depends. An unripened banana, with its green and waxy skin, is firm and bitter since it is around 40 percent starch. It also has a low glycemic index and takes longer to digest than its ripened yellow counterpart. It is a significant source of potassium, dietary fiber, and it even has a little protein.

The plus side of green bananas is their high-starch, low-sugar content, making them a wonderful food for someone who has Type 2 diabetes. They also have a probiotic bacterium, which is good for colon health and helps you absorb more nutrients, like calcium, from other foods. The other side of the argument is that unripe bananas' antioxidant levels are lower. Their antioxidant properties increase with their age, and some people experience bloating or gas after eating green bananas because of the higher resistant starch. 

Yes, one of the simplest ways to cook green bananas is by boiling them. You can cook them with or without the skin. Add them to boiling water and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. If you've left it on, remove the skin after they've cooled slightly, and serve them hot! For some cozy South Indian cuisine, make banana pakoras. Coat the raw bananas with a batter mixed from rice flour, red chili powder, and turmeric powder, then deep fry them until golden brown and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. 

Koftas are a Northern Indian food made with raw bananas. Served with tomato, potato, cinnamon, and ginger, it's a warm and lovely dish, great for house parties or impressing dinner guests. You can also toss them into your favorite curry dish for a spin on traditional food. 

Bananas, like many other fruits, ripen because of ethylene. Natural to the fruit, this ripening changes its color, texture, aroma, and flavor through a chemical reaction. To keep the starches in green bananas from turning to sugars, thus ripening and causing the bananas to turn yellow, cultivators of green bananas pick the fruit before the process starts. As a result, some green bananas may never ripen because they didn't fully mature on the plant. However, bananas picked when they're more mature will metabolize the starches into sugar, turning them yellow.