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

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat banana and mango together or one after another, because there is no scientific proof that they are incompatible or harmful.

Banana and mango both are healthy fruits.

Banana contains potassium, vitamin B6, and fiber, and mango has vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants.

According to Ayurveda, banana and mango should not be eaten together or one after another, because banana is sour in its post-digestive effect and mango is sweet, which causes confusion to the digestive system and may result in toxins, allergies, and other imbalances.

But according to science, there is no evidence that banana and mango are incompatible or harmful when consumed together.

In fact, some studies suggest that combining fruits with different nutritional profiles can enhance their health benefits.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after eating banana and mango together you experience any side effects, such as bloating, gas, or indigestion, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

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

Because both fruits are high in sugar and calories, and overeating them can lead to weight gain and blood sugar spikes.

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

Because ripe fruits have more nutrients and flavor, fresh fruits have less chance of contamination and spoilage, and organic fruits have fewer pesticides and chemicals.

You can store banana and mango at room temperature until they are ripe, and then refrigerate them for up to a week.

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 mango are delicious and nutritious fruits that can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

They can also be used to make smoothies, salads, desserts, and other dishes.

However, if you have any medical conditions or allergies, consult your doctor before eating them.

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About the Author

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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