Is Raw Banana Allowed On A Keto Diet?

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People on a keto diet want to know if they can eat some of their favorite fruits, including raw bananas.

It would be best if you did not eat raw bananas on a keto or low-carb diet, as bananas are naturally high in carbohydrates and sugars. Besides bananas, there are also other fruits that you should avoid, such as mangoes, grapes, cherries, and even pears.

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Why You Should Not Eat Bananas On A Keto Diet

It would be best not to eat bananas on the keto or low-carb diet. The reason is that a banana is relatively high in carbohydrates and sugars.

Even though a banana has other great nutritional values, it is high in carbohydrates and natural sugars. Below is the nutritional value of one medium banana. The calories, carbohydrates, and sugar content make it off-limits for a keto or low-carb diet.

Nutritional value of one medium banana

1 Medium Banana –
7” to 7.7/8” long (118 grams)
Nutritionals Values
Calories 105
Total Fat0,4 grams
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Potassium422 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.1 grams
Sugars 14 grams
Protein 1.3 grams
Nutritional Value Banana

As you can see from the nutritional value of one medium-sized banana, one banana is 27 g of carbohydrates. It also has 14 g of sugar. This means a banana is naturally high in carbohydrates and sugars and should be avoided on a keto diet.

The purpose of a keto and low-carb diet is that you need to limit your carbohydrate intake along with your sugar intake. In other words, you should concentrate on eating low-carb foods, including keto-compliant vegetables, meat, and fat, to flavor the food. Bananas are not on the list because they are too high in carbohydrates and sugars.

Other Bad Fruit Choices Compared To A Banana

Besides bananas, you should avoid eating other fruits on a keto or low-carb diet. Many fruits have high carbohydrates and sugars, but four other fruits are very high in carbohydrates and sugar: mangoes, grapes, cherries, and pears.

Below, we have compared all these fruits to a banana to see the comparison between all the nutritional values, including the carbohydrates and sugars.

Bananas Vs. Mango Nutritional Values

Banana Vs. Mango
Banana – 1 Medium
Nutritional Values
Mangos
1 cup (165 grams)
Calories 10599
Total Fat0,4 grams0.6 grams
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg
Sodium 1 mg1.7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27 grams25 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.1 grams2,6 grams
Sugars 14 grams23 grams
Protein 1.3 grams1,4 grams
Nutritional Value Banana Vs. Mangos

As you can see from the nutritional values, Mangoes have fewer carbohydrates than banana, but it is much higher in natural sugars. That is why we do not recommend eating mangoes on a keto or low-carb diet.

Bananas Vs. Grapes Nutritional Values

Banana Vs. Grapes
Banana – 1 Medium
Nutritionals Values
Grapes
1 cup (144 grams)
Calories 105104
Total Fat0,4 grams0.2 grams
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg
Sodium 1 mg3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27 grams27 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.1 grams1.4 grams
Sugars 14 grams23 grams
Protein 1.3 grams1.1 grams
Nutritional Value Banana VS Grapes

One cup of grapes has the same carbohydrates as a medium banana. But the grapes are much higher in sugar than a banana. So grapes are also not recommended to be eaten on a keto and low-carb diet.

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Bananas Vs. Cherries Nutritional Values

Banana Vs. Cherries
Banana – 1 Medium
Nutritionals Values
Cherries (with pits)
1 cup (138 grams)
Calories 10587
Total Fat0,4 grams0.3 grams
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg
Sodium 1 mg0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27 grams22 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.1 grams2,9 grams
Sugars 14 grams18 grams
Protein 1.3 grams1.5 grams
Nutritional Value Banana Vs. Cherries

Cherries are another summer favorite for fresh fruit. One cup of cherries has fewer carbohydrates than a banana, but their carbohydrate count is still high. One cup of cherry does have higher sugars than a medium banana, so both cherries and bananas should be avoided on a keto and low-carb diet

Bananas Vs. Pears Nutritional Values

Banana Vs. Pears
Banana – Medium
Nutritionals Values
Pear
1 medium (178 grams)
Calories 105101
Total Fat0,4 grams0.3 grams
Cholesterol0 mg0 mg
Sodium 1 mg1.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 27 grams27 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.1 grams5.5 grams
Sugars 14 grams17 grams
Protein 1.3 grams0.6 grams
Nutritional Value Banana Vs. Pears

Another fresh fruit favorite is a pear. We have compared one medium banana with one medium pear. As you can see, they have the same amount of carbohydrates, but a pear has more sugar than a banana. Because the carbohydrate and sugar count are high, pears should also be avoided on a keto and low-carb diet.

As you can see from this list, it is not just bananas that should be avoided on a keto and low-carb diet, but many other types of fruits should also be avoided because they are high in carbohydrates and sugars.

We recommend avoiding fruit on a keto and low-carb diet, especially fruits that are naturally high in carbohydrates and sugars.

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