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What is the nutritional benefit of plantains?

What is the nutritional benefit of plantains?

Carbohydrate source: High starch, low protein and fat. Great food for geriatric patients. It is a fruit that is a staple in african and andean regions. Resembles a banana but there is no formal botanical distinction. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional benefit of plantains?

What are the nutritional benefit of plantains?

1c green plantains:: 181 kcal fat 1 gm sat fat 0 gm chol 0 gm na 6mg k 739mg mg 54.8mg phos 50.3mg zinc 0.2mg cu 0.1mg sel 2.2mcg h2o 96.6g om3fa 37mg om6fa 63.6mg fiber 3.4g sugars 22.2g total carbs 47.2 g vit a 1668 iu vit c 27.2mg vit e 0.2mg vit k 1mcg vit b6 0.4mg thia 0.1mg ribo0.1mg folate 32.6mcg choline 20mg pantothenic acid 0.4mg protein 1.9g. ...Read more

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Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Yes if you like it.: A good "diet" should consist of a variety of foods. There are no foods to exclude, just eat them in proper proportion. Total caloric intake is far more important than the ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate. Diet implies temporary and "diets" are generally discouraged as they do not maintain weight loss. Wt loss and maintenance is not solved by a diet but by lifestyle change. ...Read more

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How do you use plantain as a medicine?

How do you use plantain as a medicine?

Chew it up: Common plantain, one of the most common lawn weeds, was known to native americans as snake bite weed. I don't know of anyone who has used it for snake bites, but it's great for insect stings. Take a leaf, chew it up until it's a pasty goo, then apply it to the insect bite for a few minutes. The sting/itch/swelling will fade away. Be careful you have identified it correctly first. ...Read more

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Is boiled plantain good for me?

Probably: Like other fruits and vegetables, consuming boiled plantain is beneficial for its vitamin and mineral content. Also, boiling it is healthier than the more commonly prepared fried version. However, if you have diabetes, the excess sugar in this fruit may cause blood glucose swings. ...Read more

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What part of the plantain plant is good for gastritis?

What part of the plantain plant is good for gastritis?

Center: The fruit it self. Peeled and prepared in a variety of ways. Fried will probably be the least effective. ...Read more

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If allergic to bananas, can I eat plantains?

If allergic to bananas, can I eat plantains?

Plantain = Banana: Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. If allergic to one, you are highly likely, though not guaranteed, to be allergic to the other. ...Read more

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If im allergic to bananas can i eat plantains?

If im allergic to bananas can i eat plantains?

Banana allergy: Plantains are in the banana family. Although they are considered "starchier" and less sweet. As they are in the banana family, you would be considered allergic to the entire family of bananas. You are best to stay away from them to avoid any kind of allergic reaction. ...Read more