What is freeze-dried banana powder and what can be made from it? We’ve put together some healthy ideas that we’re happy to share with you! Read more and try it for yourself!
Why should you use freeze-dried banana powder?
Freeze-dried banana powder smells and tastes just like fresh fruit, but it’s much more concentrated, allowing you to get plenty of nutritional value from just a few spoonfuls. The beauty of freeze-drying, however, is that the process removes 98% of the water from the fruit, which contributes to preservation and prevents bad bacteria from taking hold. The result is up to 90% lighter raw material that is easy and convenient to use.
Equivalent in nutritional value to fresh fruit
Freeze-dried banana powder is virtually identical in nutritional value to fresh fruit, in addition to smell and taste. As the freeze-drying process is carried out at a very low temperature (below 40 degrees), none of the beneficial nutrients are destroyed. However, the powder is quick and easy to add to favourite desserts, pastries or sprinkled on classic breakfast porridge. Thanks to its sweet taste, banana powder is also a good way to reduce sugar intake. In addition, banana powder can also be suitable for those who are not so keen on fresh bananas.
Packed with benefits
Bananas are rich in vitamins C and B6, as well as minerals such as potassium, copper and manganese. They also contain powerful antifungal and antibiotic compounds that help to fight viruses. Bananas and the freeze-dried powder made from them are helpful in cases of shingles, Ebstein-Barr virus, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome and many other chronic conditions, helping people to heal.
How to use banana powder?
Deliciously smooth, banana powder is so tasty you could scoop it straight from the packet into your mouth with a spoon. But it’s also a delicious treat that can be used in recipes ranging from smoothies to pancakes. Here are 6 exciting ideas for you to try:
Make healthy banana pancakes
We honestly believe that there isn’t a person in the world who doesn’t enjoy a pancake breakfast. But what if we ditched the classic wheat flour for a moment and gave way to natural banana powder, which makes pancakes deliciously sweet and fluffy? Banana pancakes have long since won our hearts! Banana powder is perfect in cake batter, either as a stand-alone ingredient or combined with fresh bananas. Just let your imagination fly and try it!
Mix into ice cream
Squeeze banana powder into classic banana ice cream for a delicious topping, or try it with coconut cream or mango instead. Trust us, the result will be simply amazing! Thanks to its sweet flavour, banana powder is also a great substitute for sugar and other sweeteners, so you can save on unnecessary calories.
Make energy bars
If you like raw bars, banana powder is sure to become your new favourite. Banana flavoured energy balls sound amazing, don’t they? Add some nuts, dates, raisins or any other dried fruit you fancy and a few spoonfuls of powder and you have the perfect combination for mouth-watering energy bars!
Add to your homemade sweets
Are you a big sweet tooth but still want to cut down on sugar intake and look for a healthy alternative? Banana powder is here to help! This delicious and sweet fruit powder can be added to a variety of desserts and yoghurts, adding a mild banana flavour to your dessert.
Drizzle over breakfast porridge
If you love sweet breakfast porridge, try sweet banana powder instead of jam. Cook your favourite porridge, let it cool a little, then sprinkle a spoonful (or two) of freeze-dried banana powder on top. A truly delicious combination that’s definitely worth a try!
Add to smoothies
Banana powder makes your breakfast smoothies sweet and enriches them with beneficial nutrients, while supporting your gut health. Banana powder is perfect for both berry smoothies and tropical flavours.
Centralsun freeze-dried banana powder is 100% pure, natural and vegan. Not a gram of sugar or additives have been added to the powder – just natural bananas in all their glory. Like all Centralsun products, the banana powder is gluten and GMO free.
Get your banana powder conveniently from our e-shop
Luscious banana powder awaits you in our range of freeze-dried fruit powders, among other delicious flavours. Place your order today and try this delicious powder for yourself, because your taste buds are always king!
STORAGE RECOMMENDATION: If possible, store the fruit powders in their original packaging and make sure that the packaging is properly sealed after each use. This prevents moisture from getting in. If the powder is exposed to moisture, the texture of the powder on the piece may deteriorate.
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