Banana Flour Could Be The Next Superfood
We’ve all heard of the health benefits of kale, coconuts and chickpeas, but is there a new superfood in our midst?
According to Krista Watkins of Natural Evolution there most definitely is — banana flour.
Made from green bananas, banana flour has already proved popular in certain circles due to the fact it’s gluten free. (Not to mention the Australian Defence Force, along with the CSIRO, are using it to make a chocolate bar for soldiers, which is pretty cool in itself.)
“It opens up a whole world for people who are a) gluten intolerant or b) looking for substitute to traditional flour,” Watkins said. “Also, it’s nutrient dense, with lots of great vitamins and minerals.”
The flour is starch resistant, which means it isn’t digested in the small intestine, and has a number of reported health properties such as assisting weight loss.