Organic Ash Plantain – 300g



Plantains are rich sources of complex carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, and are easily digestible. As a staple food, plantains have been the main fare of millions of people for centuries.

Here are the basic nutrition factsTrusted Source for one cup of baked yellow plantains (139 grams), according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Nutrition will vary on cooking style.

  • Calories 215
  • Fat 0.22 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Carbohydrates 58 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Potassium 663 mg
  • Vitamin C 23 mg
  • Vitamin A 63 ug
  • Vitamin B-6 0.29 mg
  • Magnesium 57 mg

Plantains are a poor source of protein and fat, so they only represent one part of a healthy, balanced diet — similar to many grains in the United States.

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Organic Ash Plantain is the less sweet, starchier equivalent to the banana. Sweet bananas, sometimes called “dessert bananas” are much more popular in the United States and Europe, but plantains are an extremely important staple for people in tropical countries.

Unlike dessert bananas, plantains are almost always cooked before eating. In fact, they taste pretty awful raw, so don’t be tricked by their banana-like features.

Cooked plantains are nutritionally very similar to a potato, calorie-wise, but contain more of certain vitamins and minerals. They’re a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and B-6, and the minerals magnesium and potassium


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