You would think that banana chips would be healthy, like raisins or dried apricots, but they have a lot of fat in them.
There’s a quarter gram of total fat in a banana chip, and twice that much in a potato chip.
However, remember how much smaller a banana chip is than a potato chip: they are usually only one-quarter the size.
Now let’s compare saturated fat, the fat that causes problems.
In one banana chip, there’s .23 grams of saturated fat, yet in a potato chip, we find only .15 grams.
The potato chip wins.
If processors would leave bananas alone, this wouldn’t be the case. Natural bananas are low in fat and high in carbohydrates, potassium, and other vital nutrients.
But oils, flavorings, coloring, and sugar are added to them when they are dried.