BANANA CHIPS INGREDIENTS: Banana Chips, sugar RBD (Refined, Bleached, Deodorized) Coconut Oil.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines
Gerbs Banana Chips Allergy Statement
We are a dedicated top 14 food allergen Free product line & facility; however if you or a loved one has an allergy(ies) to any Gerbs product, please email or call us (401-231-5181) first before ordering, so that we can answer any questions and talk about your options: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our facility and entire product line is free from: gluten, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, beans, lentils, beans, dairy/milk, eggs, sesame, shellfish, crustacean, fish, and mustard. Please understand most of our product are produced and packaged on shared but dedicated equipment, right here in our factory headquarters in Johnston, Rhode Island. If you have an allergy to one of our products or ingredients, do not order, please give us a call (401) 231 5181 or send us an email: email@example.com
Gerbs Dried Fruits do not contain any harmful cancer-causing preservatives. They are unsulfured/SO2 Free, Potassium Sorbate Free, Sodium Nitrate/Nitrate Free and Sodium Benzoate Free. We strongly recommend however that you always read nutritional panels and ingredients. Some of our Dried Fruits have pure cane sugar, and although we are always looking at sourcing our fruits with no sugar added, it is far different than using than harmful chemicals.
All of our raw ingredients are processed, packaged, handled, stored, and shipped by trained staff in our family owned & operated facility in Johnston, Rhode Island on dedicated non-GMO, Vegan, and Kosher Equipment. No co-packers. No co-manufacturers. For anyone with a mild to severe food allergy or a family with one, we wish to assure you that this is why Gerbs handles all aspects of production & operation, and we are among a handful of companies in the world who can state this.
Sweetened banana chips are sourced by the Buyers at Gerbs who partner with the world’s top dedicated Natural, non-GMO, and farms that harvest in dedicated facilities on dedicated equipment so there is no risk of the top food allergen’s and/or cross-contamination. Our goal is to give the Allergy Community relief in the battle of living with food allergies.
STORAGE OF GERBS
We strongly recommend storing in an airtight container in a cool, dark environment like a pantry or kitchen cabinet, away from direct exposure to sunlight or excessive heat like an oven. The amount of times you open the container and let in the harmful effects of oxygen will only increase the likelihood of rancidity; thus we encourage you to not empty more than 1 pound of product at a time. Gerbs can be frozen too, but we do not recommend it, because the cell structures will change as the product thaws out!
Nutritional Benefits – Sweetened Banana Chips
One of the major benefits of consuming banana chips is their fiber content. A 4-ounce serving contains 8.7 grams of dietary fiber — about one-third of the daily recommended fiber intake for women or 23 percent of the daily recommended fiber intake for men, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Fiber prevents constipation, lowers your blood cholesterol and controls your blood sugar levels. Consuming a diet rich in fiber also helps prevent disease, including cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer.
Banana chips also serve as a source of iron, an essential mineral that benefits your health. Iron helps form hemoglobin and myoglobin, two proteins that provide your tissues with a fresh supply of oxygen. Iron also activates enzymes needed to support your metabolism, so that your cells can carry out the chemical reactions needed to produce energy. A 4-ounce serving of banana chips contains 1.4 milligrams of iron. This represents approximately 18 percent of the daily iron requirement for men or 8 percent for women, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.
Banana chips — like whole bananas — boost your intake of potassium. A 4-ounce serving of banana chips provides 607 milligrams of potassium, or 13 percent of your recommended daily intake, according to the NYU Langone Medical Center. Potassium, along with other minerals, such as sodium, controls your blood pressure levels. It also helps your nerves communicate, aids in muscle contraction and maintains your body’s fluid balance. Consuming banana chips helps to prevent the nausea, fatigue and constipation that can develop due to potassium deficiency.