Nigerian Food and Recipes

Plantain

Plantain

Plantain: Plantain belongs to the banana family. It is rich in potassium which helps prevent hypertension and heart attack. Potassium is also good for digestive and muscular function (contraction). It is also rich in carbohydrate from the sugars present especially in the ripe plantain. Fried plantain, as delicious as it is, is very rich in both carbohydrate and fats hence not recommended for weight loss. Unripe plantain (boiled or roasted) is a healthier way to enjoy your plantain