This report, part of GlobalData’s Foresights series, identifies the strengths of adding resistant starch to your everyday diet.

Resistant starch is a particular kind of starch that can be explained when broken down into four different types -
1) Grains such as, oats, barley, and wheat.
2) Certain vegetables, fruit, raw potatoes of every kind and green bananas.
3) Cooling of carbs that are cooked, resulting in a decrease intake of calories.
4) Created through manufacturers who can make normal starches more resistant.


  • There are many opportunities for brands to adapt resistant starch into their diet, this can be done by substituting ingredients to everyday food items.
  • Recognizing the importance of green banana flour and how it can be used to help increase a consumers intake of resistant starch.
  • There needs to be more research towards both encouraging and discouraging the consumption of resistant starch in athletes, in order to reach a valid conclusion.

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