Plantains: The Banana Doppelgänger

Who else eats Plantains?

Plantains

I absolutely love Plantains !!!! It’s a great way to get carbs in especially when training hard.

Being my family is from the Jamaica it was a staple growing up. -

They are typically eaten when cooked, which changes the fruit’s nutritional value. One cup of cooked, mashed plantains has:

232 calories
62.3 grams carbohydrates
1.6 grams protein
0.4 gram fat
4.6 grams fiber
1,818 IU vitamin A (36 %)
21.8 milligrams vitamin C (36 %)
930 milligrams potassium (27 %)
0.5 milligram vitamin B6 (24 %)
64 milligrams magnesium (16 percent)
1.2 milligrams iron (6 %)

Benefits of Plantians

7 benefits Of Plantains

1 Great source of potassium

2. Helps Regulate digestive system

3 Reduces number of harmful free radicals

4 Boosts the immune system

5 Helps promote healthy brain function

6 Great source of Magnesium

7 Prevents Aspirin induced ulcers


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