Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  243
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  41 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  60 mg
  • Potassium  182 mg
  • Phosphorus  29 mg
  • Calcium  18 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Turon (Filipino Banana Rolls)

Five DaVita renal dietitians from California have put together a selection of favorite Filipino foods that are popular in their northern California area. Generally, Filipino foods can be high in sodium,potassium and phosphorus, however, DaVita dialysis dietitians have modified the recipes to make them more kidney-friendly. Try Turon (Filipino Banana Roll) and discover the uniqueness of northern California.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Tracy from California.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 roll


    • 8 lumpia wrappers
    • 3 medium-sized ripe bananas
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 3 cups cooking oil
    • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar to dust (optional)


    1. Peel and cut bananas into pieces to fit lumpia wrappers. 
    2. Roll banana pieces in sugar to coat.
    3. Roll up sugared bananas in lumpia wrappers. Fold over the corners of wrapper and press down firmly to seal. 
    4. Brush with beaten egg to seal edges of wrappers.
    5. Heat oil in a wok to 350-375°F.
    6. Place 4 turon in the hot oil, frying until crisp and golden (approx. 5-7 minutes).
    7. Remove turon from wok with a spatula or tongs and place on paper towels to drain. Fry remaining turon.
    8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired and serve hot.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1 starch
    • 1 fruit, medium potassium
    • 1 fat
    • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Lumpia wrappers are a thin pastry made from flour or cornstarch, eggs and water. Look for them at any Asian grocery store. If unavailable, substitute egg roll wrappers.
    • Plantains can be substituted for the bananas if a potassium restricted diet is not required.
    • Limit to only one portion to keep potassium in control. Each turon contains 1/3 of a medium-sized banana.

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