The Global Banana Chips Market

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The global Banana Chips market was valued at USD 45.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to increase at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2022-2028.

Banana chips are dried slices of bananas that are fried and coated with sugar syrup or spices, aka banana crisps that are deep-fried or dried depending on customers’ demand. These chips are processed out of raw bananas that are firmer, starchier, and generally used for cooking in India. Banana chips can have two types of taste, one comes with a sweet taste that is coated with sugar or honey, and the other one comes with a savoury taste that is mixed with salt and a few spices.

A considerable number of retailers, wholesalers and production houses choose to trade in banana chips because it is a widely traded product on an international scale and loved by the end-users across the world. The Philippines are the primary exporter of banana chips all over the world. Thailand and Indonesia have established export markets for banana chips.

Dried or deep-fried banana chips are 4% water, 58% carbohydrates, 34% fat, and 2% protein. In a 100-gram reference amount, dried banana chips supply 520 calories and are a rich source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of magnesium (21% DV) and vitamin B6 (20% DV), with a reasonable amount of iron, copper, and potassium (10% to 11% DV). Other micronutrients are in negligible amounts of the Daily Value.

Banana chips are also a source of magnesium, vitamin A, iron, phosphorus, and potassium to some extent. These nutrients are quite beneficial for your eyes and may prevent high blood pressure. Consuming this snack offers a great level of energy to your body. The credit for addiction to eating banana chips goes to the blend of caramelized sugary taste, nutty-crisp texture and light salty flavour that makes it irresistible for your tongue to stop.

Fried or dried banana chips are generally made from under-ripe banana slices deep-fried in sunflower oil or coconut oil. These chips are dry (like potato chips), comprise about 4% water (table), and come with varieties of flavours such as salted, spiced, sugar-coated or jaggery coated. In some cases, banana flavouring is added as well. If ripe dessert bananas are used, they come out soggy. They are utilized for desserts, not for producing dry chips. Some varieties of banana chips can be produced using only food dehydration.

Economode Food Company manufactures various snacks and food machinery that help expand the viable shelf life of perishable foods such as bananas, fresh fruits, and vegetables. One thing that makes Economode Food Company different from others is that they are consistently working on enhancing their machinery components and functionality for a better user experience. They have a dedicated team of experts who are responsible for research, development and deployment of high-standard techniques to produce machinery which ultimately helps in efficient snack production.