banana flour fortified with spinach

Let's feed our lives helping others

Use Case

This Project can be developed in tropical and warm zones where plants can grow easily and with no risk of dying. Basically this plant has adaptation to the same climate conditions to corn which is the product that is supposed to substitute. Also this zone provides a big advantage because it makes possible the dehydration of plantain and herbs which fortify the flour.

Potential

Our project is focused on the poorest regions all around the world where banana can be produced. Banana cultivation requires little care. We believe that, if we teach families the best handling of their products we can make them count on crops in the harvest seasons. In addition, we have thought about improving the nutritional value of the flour. In every region of the world there are herbs, flowers, fruits, etc. which can help to fortify the plantain flour. For the specific case of El Salvador, we think of spinach as an alternative to add nutritional value to the flour. Once this objective is achieved, families could count on a fortified flour for their food, and through this way overcome the urgent need to provide food security in this region or regions around the world

Business Case

Green power looks for serving people of limited resources, families which don’t have access to quality food

Objectives:

Team greenpowersv

antiguo cuscatlan, El Salvador

Our Team

Benefit and importance of banana flour. / Published April 16, 2018 by Fernando Araujo

Benefit and importance of banana flour.

When you see the word flour, it typically means that something has been ground into a flour, either from its original state or a dried state. It is no different with green banana flour. Not to be confused with the plantain, organic green banana flour may be familiar to you if you are always on the lookout for gluten-free flours, making it popular among those who suffer from celiac or are gluten-intolerant.

Green Banana Flour Benefits
1- May Improve Negative Effects of Metabolic Syndrome
2- Promotes a Healthy Colon
3- Could Reduce Insulin Sensitivity
4- Possibly Aids Weight Loss
5- May Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Green Banana Flour Nutrition
It’s no surprise that green banana flour is a good source of potassium, but that’s not all. One cup (about 100 grams) of green banana flour contains about:

346 calories
88.3 grams carbohydrates
3.9 grams protein
1.8 grams fat
9.9 grams fiber
1,491 milligrams potassium (43 percent DV)
0.6 milligram manganese (29 percent DV)
108 milligrams magnesium (27 percent DV)
0.4 milligram vitamin B6 (22 percent DV)
0.4 milligram copper (20 percent DV)
0.2 milligram riboflavin (14 percent DV)
2.8 milligrams niacin (14 percent DV)
7 milligrams vitamin C (12 percent DV)
0.2 milligram thiamine (12 percent DV)
74 milligrams phosphorus (7 percent DV)
1.2 milligrams iron (6 percent DV)
3.9 micrograms selenium (6 percent DV)
248 international units vitamin A (5 percent DV)

In addition, green banana flour also contains some vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, calcium and zinc.

Our Mission

Que el proyecto de preparación de harina a base de plátano verde fortificado con chaya y espinaca se parte de la solucionar del problema de la alimentación mundial.

Our Background

Hemos decidido participar debido a que necesitamos soluciones inmediatas al problema de la alimentación mundial, ya que es un gran problema a tratar y sabemos que podemos ser parte de la solución ayudando a plantear alternativas para producción, elaboración y consumo de alimentos.

Benefit and importance of banana flour. / Published April 16, 2018 by Fernando Araujo

Benefit and importance of banana flour.

When you see the word flour, it typically means that something has been ground into a flour, either from its original state or a dried state. It is no different with green banana flour. Not to be confused with the plantain, organic green banana flour may be familiar to you if you are always on the lookout for gluten-free flours, making it popular among those who suffer from celiac or are gluten-intolerant.

Green Banana Flour Benefits
1- May Improve Negative Effects of Metabolic Syndrome
2- Promotes a Healthy Colon
3- Could Reduce Insulin Sensitivity
4- Possibly Aids Weight Loss
5- May Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Green Banana Flour Nutrition
It’s no surprise that green banana flour is a good source of potassium, but that’s not all. One cup (about 100 grams) of green banana flour contains about:

346 calories
88.3 grams carbohydrates
3.9 grams protein
1.8 grams fat
9.9 grams fiber
1,491 milligrams potassium (43 percent DV)
0.6 milligram manganese (29 percent DV)
108 milligrams magnesium (27 percent DV)
0.4 milligram vitamin B6 (22 percent DV)
0.4 milligram copper (20 percent DV)
0.2 milligram riboflavin (14 percent DV)
2.8 milligrams niacin (14 percent DV)
7 milligrams vitamin C (12 percent DV)
0.2 milligram thiamine (12 percent DV)
74 milligrams phosphorus (7 percent DV)
1.2 milligrams iron (6 percent DV)
3.9 micrograms selenium (6 percent DV)
248 international units vitamin A (5 percent DV)

In addition, green banana flour also contains some vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, calcium and zinc.

Our Team

Our Mission

Que el proyecto de preparación de harina a base de plátano verde fortificado con chaya y espinaca se parte de la solucionar del problema de la alimentación mundial.Read More

Our Background

Hemos decidido participar debido a que necesitamos soluciones inmediatas al problema de la alimentación mundial, ya que es un gran problema a tratar y sabemos que podemos ser ...Read More

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