Can We Eat Banana and Apple Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and apple together or one after another. Because they do not have any adverse interactions and may even enhance each other’s benefits.

Banana and apple both are healthy fruits.

Banana contains potassium, magnesium, manganese, vitamins C, B6, A, and folate.

Apple contains vitamin C, fiber, vitamin K, and antioxidants.

According to Ayurveda, banana and apple should not be eaten together or one after another, as they have different digestion times and can cause indigestion, gas, and bloating.

But according to science, there is no evidence that eating banana and apple together is harmful, and it may even provide some benefits, such as increasing the antioxidant activity and preventing enzymatic browning.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating banana and apple together you experience any discomfort, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of banana and apple you consume.

Because too much of any fruit can cause excess sugar intake, and unripe or overripe fruits can have lower nutritional value and higher risk of contamination.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh, organic, and ripe banana and apple.

Because they have more nutrients, flavor, and safety than conventional, processed, or spoiled fruits.

You can store them at room temperature for a few days, or in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.

Do not store them in direct sunlight, near heat sources, or in plastic bags, as these can accelerate ripening and spoilage.

Finally, remember, banana and apple are great sources of energy, fiber, and antioxidants.

They can be enjoyed as snacks, smoothies, salads, or desserts.

But always eat them in moderation and with proper digestion.

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Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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