WHOLE BANANA CHIPS INGREDIENTS: Sulfur Dioxide Free banana chips (coconut oil, sugar)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines
Gerbs Dried Fruit Allergy Statement
Although we are a dedicated 12 Free product line & facility, if you have an allergy(ies) to any Gerbs ingredients, please email us first before ordering, so that we can answer any questions and talk about your options: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerbs Dried Fruits do not contain any harmful cancer-causing preservatives. They are unsulphured/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.
Whole banana chips are sourced by the Buyers at Gerbs who partner with the world’s top dedicated Natural, non-GMO, and Organic 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.
Nutritional Benefits – Whole 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.