Calories in Banana Chips, carbs & fat grams
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These little alluring discs of pleasure which bring zing to our taste buds are a wee bit too high in dietary fat to fit comfortably into our weight loss plan.
While they aren't the absolute worst food on the planet, they do contain faults in their nutritional make-up which make them a less than favorable selection for both meal and snack time.
For example, one ounce of banana chips contain almost 150 calories, 10 total fat grams and over 10 grams of sugar.
For those 150 calories we receive very minimal nutritional benefits in the area of our minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc. The most benefit in this area is for potassium at 152 mgs.
There are some sweeter areas of nutritional values - such as 2.2 dietary grams and a little over half a gram of protein benefits. And there is that 1.8 mg of Vitamin C to consider.
But here is the area where things fall apart where nutrition goes - the distribution of fat contained within the banana chips. Based on one ounce, here is how the fat distribution works out:
Distribution of Dietary Fat Content
Saturated: Over 8 grams.
Because the banana chip is so extreme in saturated fat content, it virtually cancels-out those other minimal health benefits that it has to offer to the dieter.
Your better choice is a healthy banana.
You can enjoy the jumbo size for 135 calories; for those extra 12 or so calories - you can also enjoy 1/2 of a fresh apricot.