Diabetes & blood sugar .... The Glycaemic Index of bananas is variable depending upon type and ripeness. The average GI of bananas is 52, less for under-ripe bananas as they have a higher starch content and a lower sugar content (Foster-Powell 2002). A GI of 52 is classified as low, making them a good fruit choice for people with diabetes. As the banana ripens, the starch gets converted to sugars.
Very ripe bananas may raise blood glucose levels quicker than less ripe bananas, so we recommend that people with diabetes choose bananas that have just become ripe as they are digested slower with the least effect on blood glucose levels (Lintas 1995). (EXTRACT from http://www.australianbananas.com.au/research/banana-nutrition)
With our ripening kit you can choose to eat your banana at whatever stage of ripeness your body needs. You can also choose a Little Royal sized Banana for even greater portion control. Going Bananas!!