Plantains Nutrients and Benefits

plantainPlantain Fruits are kind of similar looking to Bananas, but people usually cook plantains, and bananas people usually eat fresh and raw. Plantains are also called Musa paradisiaca. Plantains may look like bananas but they taste not as sweet as bananas and they are more firmer than typical yellow sweet bananas. People cook plantains in many different ways, some prefer to boil them, some grill them, some fry them, some steam them, and the very ripe plantains can be eaten raw. Some people cook plantains just like you would cook a potato. The Nutrients that you may find in one cup or 148grams of sliced fresh raw plantains are:
– Vitamin A (good amount)
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
– Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine (good amount)
– Vitamin B9, Folate
– Vitamin C (good amount)
– Vitamin D
– Vitamin K
– Protein
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium (good amount)
– Zinc
– Copper
– Selenium
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Dietary Fiber
– Natural Sugars
– Calories

The benefits that we could possibly receive from eating Plantains are:
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability
– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers
– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections
– Supports Brain Function
– Provides Healthy Energy
– Reduces Risk of Heart attack
– Supports Nervous system
– Protects from homocysteine build-up
– Lowers chance of anemia
– Helps protect from eczema
– Helps protect from dermatitis
– Supports healthy skin
– May reduce seizures
– Improves Eyesight
– Supports Good Vision
– Fights Viral Infections
– Protects from Viral Infections
– Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
– Moisturizes Skin
– Moisturizes Eyes
– Moisturizes Mucous
– Antioxidant Support
– Protects from Free Radicals