Banana chips are moderately high in calories. A serving has about 218 calories, or about 10 percent of the daily calorie percentage if you follow a typical 2,000 calorie diet.
Most calories come from carbohydrates and fat – 25 and 14 grams, respectively. Both of these nutrients serve as concentrated energy sources.
This means that banana chips can keep your body full of energy between meals. Chips are a good source of some essential vitamins, especially magnesium. Your body needs magnesium for energy production, cell communication and DNA synthesis, an important part of cell growth. It also works together with other minerals – such as calcium and phosphorus – to create bone and tooth tissue, which means that eating foods high in magnesium can help keep your skeleton strong. Part of the reason why bananas have a good reputation for health is their potassium content.
Banana chips also offer a little potassium. Each serving provides 225 milligrams of potassium, or about 5% of the potassium you need in a day.