A mature fruit will be about 2–3 inches (5–8 cm) in length and have a curved shape and yellowish color similar to a banana, giving rise to the fruit's common name. Friggitelli (pepperoncini) are often erroneously referred to as banana peppers. The hot varieties of banana pepper are called Hungarian wax peppers.
Pickled banana peppers are commonly sold sliced and used to garnish pizzas, sandwiches and Greek salads.
Banana pepper Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Banana pepper is 91.81% water, 5.35% carbohydrates, 1.66% protein, 3.4% dietary fiber, 0.73% ash and 0.45% fat. One medium banana pepper will give you with 2.461 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 1.89 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you need on a daily basis. That same in an amount measuring 100 grams (3.5 Oz), banana pepper provides 113 kilojoules (27 kilocalories) of energy and has a high content of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), containing 110.27% and 27.46%, respectively, of the Daily Value (DV) per 100-gram amount (right table of USDA nutrient values). This means that if you add banana pepper in your diet it will help your body to absorb iron from food and defend itself more naturally since vitamin C is an antioxidant, reduce probability of heart disease by fighting cholesterol, reduce the risk of anemia as this vitamin absorbs iron and will be effective against gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levelsdementia since vitamin C impacts memory positivelyhigh blood pressure. Besides it it contains a modest amount of Copper (10.44% DV).