Sourced from Ecuador and the Philippines, countries with the perfect subtropical climate for organic ‘Musa acuminate’ trees to thrive year round, the fruits of these trees, our humble banana is regarded amongst the highest quality than can be found worldwide. Fruiting only once per year a fully developed banana tree produces a yield of up to 300 individual bananas. Picked when green it is then a race against the clock for the banana to be packed and shipped before they ripen and turn to a familiar edible yellow.
The differences are real. Organic bananas are grown and cultivated in a way that simultaneously improves their nutritional profile and protects the environment. Switching from chemicals to compost to fertilise their crops means farmers can avoid the use of harmful synthetic fertilisers and pesticides that cause wide environmental impacts all while improving and preserving the soil quality of their land for future crops. The health benefits are just as appealing with no traces of pesticide contamination on the skin or within the fruit.
Why are bananas good for you
Boasting an impressive nutritional profile, bananas have become the perfect fuel for improving sporting performance and have long been a staple in top athletes’ diets all over the world. Not only do they provide the carbohydrates required for your muscles, but their powerful mix of vitamins and antioxidants help to ensure your body is running as effectively as it possibly can.
Bananas are loaded with macronutrients, especially potassium, a mineral essential to optimise athletic performance. This mineral is a critical element in several bodily functions such as the movement of muscles, regulating the water levels in the body, and preventing cramps.
Bananas are an excellent source of magnesium which helps relax overstressed muscles. Because they also contain tryptophan, which converts to serotonin and melatonin (the brains key calming hormones) they have a relaxing effect on the body in general.
Cacao is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. CacBlended with quality Go Good protein powder and it's not hard to see why we have intentionally chosen to use organic bananas. The result is an authentic banana flavour bursting with real beneficial vitamins and minerals designed to compliment a healthy active lifestyle perfectly.