The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Scientific name||Musa sapientum|
|INCI name||Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||바나나추출물|
|Used part||Fruit /|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-aging / anti-inflammatory / moisturizing /|
|Known active compounds||phenolics, carotenoids, biogenic amines, phytosterols|
Musa sapientum, synonym of Musa paradisiaca, is commonly known as banana. It is one of the world’s favorite fruits which is cultivated in over 135 countries mainly in warm climates. The banana is grown primarily for its fruit, which is actually a berry, and to a lesser extent for it fiber. The banana has unique growth properties. When a banana plant is mature, it stops producing new leaves and begins to form a flower which emerges out at the top in-between leaf clusters. The inflorescence subsequently develops into a large hanging bunch consisting of 10-20 banana fruits. Unripe green colored banana fruits turn into the yellow matured banana. Almost all modern seedless banana come from two wild species Musa acuminate and Musa balbisina. There are thousands of different varieties of banana, but the main commercial variety is the Cavendish. Bananas are eaten fresh as well as dried, fried, baked and processed into hundreds of different food types.
Banana is a rich source of vitamin B, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. It also contains several bioactive compounds, such as phenolics, carotenoids, biogenic amines and phytosterols. These compounds have been studied for anti-oxidant activities against various types of oxidative stress.