Unripe plantain (Musa paradiasica) is an incredible superfood belonging to the banana family. They are part of the staple diet in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The unripe or green plantain is particularly good for diabetics because of its low sugar but high resistant starch content. They are loaded with dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Plantains are rich in potassium an important mineral that helps to control hypertension. Both the fiber and resistant starch in plantains helps promote digestive regularity. The high resistant starch content of plantains is excellent for weight loss. It promotes a feeling of fullness and helps you to eat less.
Plantains are rich in iron, a mineral vital to the functioning of hemoglobin – a protein that transports oxygen in the blood. Iron plays a role in many physiological processes in the body and helps prevent iron-deficiency anemia.
The vitamins and nutrients present in plantains may play a role in boosting sexual performance and libido. Africans believe that consuming unripe plantains regularly energizes men sexually and boosts fertility.
Plantain, vegetable oil, salt.