Plantains are a staple in most African countries. Though a widely consumed food, most people are still unaware of its many health benefits. Plantains are a natural superfood with a reliable source of starch as well as a wide variety of other nutrients the body needs.
Great source of fiber: which helps to reduce constipation by keeping bowel movement regular.
Vitamin A: which is good for vision and clear skin.
Vitamin C: for building a strong immune system and scavenge free radicals in the body.
Potassium: which is an important component that helps in controlling heart and blood pressure.
B6: which help treat anemia and neuritis.
The great thing about plantains is that they are gluten-free and great for people suffering from celiac disease. They are also low in fat and are good for anyone on a weight loss diet plan. If you are suffering from diabetes, unripe plantain in controlled portions are great for you too.
Enjoy plantains ripe or unripe as a side to soups and stews.
Happy and healthy cooking xoxo