Jamco Banana & Rhubarb spread mixes fairtrade bananas, fairtrade sugar and rhubarbs to create a delicious spread that you can degust in many ways. Jamco banana & rhubarb spread is highly versatile. Enjoy Jamco banana and rhubarb spread on cheese and crackers, on rice pudding, yoghurt and much more.
Health Benefits of Bananas
Bananas are among the world’s most popular fruits. Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious. They contain several essential nutrients and provide benefits for digestion, heart health and weight loss. Aside from being very nutritious, they are also a highly convenient snack food. Here are some health benefits of bananas.
Contain Many Important Nutrients Bananas contain a fair amount of fiber, as well as several antioxidants. Each banana has only about 105 calories and consists almost exclusively of water and carbs. Bananas hold very little protein and almost no fat.
Moderate Blood Sugar Levels Bananas are rich in pectin, a type of fiber that gives the flesh its spongy structural form. Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, which acts like soluble fiber and escapes digestion. Both pectin and resistant starch may moderate blood sugar levels after meals and reduce appetite by slowing the emptying of your stomach.
Aid Weight Loss Bananas have relatively few calories. An average banana has just over 100 calories — yet it is also very nutritious and filling. Eating more fiber from vegetables and fruits like bananas has repeatedly been linked to lower body weight and weight loss.
Support Heart Health Potassium is a mineral that is essential for heart health — especially blood pressure control. Despite its importance, few people get enough potassium in their diet. Bananas are a great dietary source of potassium.
Have Benefits for Exercise Bananas are often referred to as the perfect food for athletes largely due to their mineral content and easily digested carbs. Eating bananas may help reduce exercise-related muscle cramps and soreness.
Rhubarb contains more calcium than a comparable cup of milk, but in a form the body cannot easily absorb. The stalks do, however, provide healthy amounts of vitamins K and C, potassium and manganese, among other vitamins and minerals.
Good source of fiber
Like many fruits and vegetables, rhubarb has a decent amount of fiber—about 2 grams per cup, chopped. Fiber, of course, is great for your digestive health and can help lower blood cholesterol levels. Most of us aren’t eating enough, so stock up.
Good for bone and heart health
Rhubarb is also a good source of vitamin K. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting, strong bones and maintaining heart health.
Boasts more of an antioxidant punch than kale
Rhubarb is rich in phenolic acid, an antioxidant found in cherries, red cabbage, red wine, and green tea that supports healthy skin and protects your body from free radical damage.