ZENXIN Organic Bananas
1. Organic Fruit Farm, ZENXIN Organic Park
Grown organically in Malaysia’s Largest Organic Farm (100acre), ZENXIN Organic Bananas are one of the sweetest, premium quality bananas in Malaysia. They are tremendously famous among the surrounding people from Kluang who eventually become long term lovers for ZENXIN Bananas. The sweet tasting, creamy organic bananas grown by ZENXIN are in the strict accordance to organic farming methods, without the use of pesticides and chemicals using instead organic fertilizers and compost, produced by the first Certified Organic Input Manufacturer in Malaysia, ZENXIN Organic Fertilizers & Compost Factory. Random pesticides tests on soil, water and produce of farms are also conducted routinely to ensure compliance to Australia and International Federation of Organic Farm Movements (IFOAM)’s international organic standards, certified by NASAA, to preserve the authentic quality of bananas. ZENXIN customers are able to find and enjoy the farm fresh organic bananas anywhere in Malaysia- at supermarkets or nearby ZENXIN outlets.
2. 40-days Banana also known as ‘Pisang 40-Hari’
ZENXIN bananas are known as 40-days bananas or in the local language it is called “Pisang 40 hari”. They are the variety of the banana that is named after for their quick maturation period as they ripe in 40 days instead of 90 days (normal variety ripening period). Originally from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, this variety of banana is said to be difficult to find in markets, due to only a small number of farmers who plant this variety. It is special that ZENXIN is able to grow this to let our customers taste the unique traditional 40 days banana variety in Malaysia. At ZENXIN the bananas are ripe naturally without any chemical usages in just 40 days. As icing on cake, ZENXIN bananas have an exceptionally sweet taste with soft creamy flesh and nice fragrant that makes them highly suitable to bake into banana cakes. They also come in small, hand-like shapes (often referred to as Buddha hand by customers), which makes them a convenient on the go healthy snack. In nutshell, ZENXIN bananas are absolutely free from pesticides, nasty chemicals and naturally sweet and creamy-textured which all makes them 100% safe and delicious to even eat them straight from the tree.
3 Benefits of Bananas that You Must Know
A medium sized banana contains 110 calories, 28g of carbohydrates, 1g of protein, 0g of fat, 3g of fiber and 450mg of potassium.
Bananas are a rich source of carbohydrates and they are mainly sucrose, fructose and glucose, which provide you a quick source of energy.
Despite having a rich content of carbohydrates, bananas have a relatively low glycemic index, ranging 42 to 58, which helps in control blood sugar by preventing a sudden spike of blood sugar after ingesting, which will further maintain healthy blood sugar level.
Note: Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of how fast a carbohydrate-rich food is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream and the extent of rising blood sugar level in the body.
2. AID DIGESTION
One medium banana will support your 10 – 15% of your daily fibre requirement of 20 – 30g.
Especially in those newly ripened bananas, they contain high amounts of resistant starch, a type of starch that does not digest well in your stomach and being a great prebiotic source that supports the growth of healthy beneficial gut bacteria in promoting good digestive health in preventing constipation.
3. MAINTAIN GOOD HEART HEALTH
Bananas are high in potassium, a mineral and electrolyte that plays an important role in making your heart to beat regularly in order to support your daily activities. Hence, by incorporating bananas in your meals will help in promoting good heart health and normal blood pressure. At the same time, it would be a great snack choice for pre-workout as potassium would maintain normal function of nerve and muscle cells during your workout routines.
4. BOOST YOUR MOOD
Bananas also contain vitamin B6 and tryptophan that are considered as mood enhancers as these nutrients would help your body to produce serotonin, which is known as a “happy hormone”.
MYTH: DOES CONSUMING BANANA WITH DARK SPOTS ON PEEL GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?
As the bananas ripen, the starch will be converted into sugar and result in a sweeter taste and softer texture, producing more dark spots on the banana peel. Some may regard the dark spots to be “tumour necrosis factor” that possesses anticancer property. Nevertheless, bananas with dark spots on peel do not contain the so-called “tumour necrosis factor”.
In fact, the bananas turn brown due to the natural browning process, called enzymatic browning, due to ethylene gas that is generated from bananas throughout the ripening process. The right way of choosing bananas is by watching out for the quality of the bananas and avoiding those with bruises but look for those that are firm and bright in colour.