Plantain on the menu tonight
I cooked plantain banana tonight and it was soooo good! My daughter raved about it and wants it again. Plantain will replace the potato in my diet because potato is inflammatory, while the plantain is not. Have you tried it? You will be surprised at how easy it is to cook. Just slice and saute with a little olive oil. The plate, above, has plantain, turnip greens with onion and garlic, slices of red onion, peas and carrots and baked salmon with garlic and pepper. The fruit bowl has fresh, organic peaches and seedless grapes from the USA. I'm stuffed!!
Nutritional value of Plantain
The fruit is extremely low in fat, high in dietary fiber and starch. It is very low in cholesterol and salt too.
It is a good source of vitamins A, B6, and C which helps maintain vision, good skin, and build immunity against diseases. It is also rich in potassium, magnesium and phosphate.
When cooked green, is very good for diabetics, as it contains complex carbohydrate that is very slowly released.
A diet of green plantain is filling, and can be a good inclusion in a weight loss diet plan.