Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Are there really 138 calories in a banana?




dilleight
11-16-2004, 10:43 AM
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Meg
11-16-2004, 10:56 AM
Here are the numbers from the USDA food database http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/ :

extra small (less than 6") = 81
small (6 - 6 7/8") = 101
medium (7 - 7 7/8") = 118
large (8 - 8 7/8") = 136
extra-large (9" or longer) = 152

I just checked Fitday and it lists a medium banana as 108 calories, so it's slightly less than the USDA. Hmmm ... but close enough, I guess! ;)

markgm
11-21-2004, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I was suprised by this too when I read it a few months ago. I used to have one a day, sometimes more. Now I just have one every so often. Everything in moderation. It's not the 100 calories on the bananan that'll do me in, it's the 500 in peanut butter I'd wind up adding!!