Dark Chocolate Mylk Nola Bowl
Knowledge Drop | Did you know bananas’ nutrition profiles change as they ripen?
Ripe and unripe bananas are both incredibly nutritious, and while some may argue one is better than the other, we think both a great for a variety of reasons. Let's walk through it:
Unripe Bananas Benefits:
As you may have observed, unripe bananas tend to be less sweet than their ripe counterparts, this translates to them having higher starch content and therefore less sugar. The higher starch levels make you feel fuller faster and for a longer period of time. Unripe bananas have a higher probiotic content, making them great for your gut and colon, helping your body better absorb nutrients — specifically calcium.
Ripe Bananas Benefits:
As bananas ripen, the starch turns to natural sugar, making them easier to digest. While their sugar content increases over time, so does their antioxidant content. This means ripe bananas may help your body protect itself from experiencing brain-harming oxidative damage.
So which one wins?
Both — it's a tie! Bonus fact: all bananas are great sources of Tryptophan, a naturally occurring essential amino acid that helps produce serotonin meaning they help relieve stress, anxiety + depression.
DARK CHOCOLATE MYLK: cashew, water, date, cocoa powder, pink himalayan salt. CLASSIC NOLA: rolled oats, almonds, goji berries, coconut chips, honey, coconut oil, pink himalayan salt. FRUIT: whole banana
Made with high quality, organic + gluten free ingredients.