Cooking bananas are banana cultivars in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used in cooking. They may be eaten ripe or unripe and are generally starchy. Many cooking bananas are referred to as plantains or green bananas, although not all of them are true plantains. Bananas are treated as a starchy fruit with a relatively neutral flavour and soft texture when cooked. Bananas fruit all year round, making them a reliable all-season staple food.
Plantain Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Plantain is composed of 65.2% water, 31.89% carbohydrates, 1.3% protein, and 0.35% fat. If you consume one plantain it will provide you with 86.103 grams of carbohydrates. That translates to 66.23 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates people should include in their daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same in a 100 gram amount, plantain supplies 122 calories and is a good dietary source of Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (32% and 24.53% of the Daily Value, respectively). So if you have plantains in your diet, it helps your body to stabilise blood clots and heal wounds faster, retent of episodic memory (in older people), maintain healthy bone growth and resorption and it is effective against excessive bleedinghigh cholesterol levelneuronal damage in the brain. With this it contains a modest amount of Magnesium (11.61% DV) and Potassium (10.36% DV).