Plantain chips are a Nigerian delicacy loved by all, both young and old. it is often eaten as a snack. There are two types of plantain chips; one made from ripe plantain and the other made from unripe plantain. Both forms are crunchy in nature if done right. The difference between both types is nutrient, color, and taste. Unripe Plantain Chips are bright yellow in color while ripe plantain chips are deep yellow. Why should you consider Avis Best Foods Plantain Chips as a snack to be enjoyed by you and your family? The health benefits, the taste, and the varieties available.
In this article, we would be sharing some health benefits of Plantain Chips.
1.Source of Energy: Like every other food rich in carbohydrate, ripe plantain which contains complex carbohydrates (made up of starch, sugar, and fiber) that supplies energy, enough to carry out work when eaten constantly.
2.Helps in The Treatment of Diabetes: Unripe plantain is low in sugar and rich in iron, hence it is a wonderful diet choice for those controlling sugar; diabetic patients. This is because it would not worsen or increase the sugar level. It also contains a substance called Psyllium which can also help to regulate blood sugar levels. So, the constant eating of Unripe plantain chips can help in preventing and treating diabetic conditions.
3.Helps to Strengthen the Bones and Provides Blood: The unripe plantain is rich in calcium and iron. Calcium aids in strengthening the bones of the body. It also enhances the development of stronger teeth, nails, and muscles. The regular consumption of plantain chips helps to prevent osteoporosis, a disease that causes weakness of the bone and fracturing.
4.Reduces Menstrual Discomfort: Other elements found in plantain chips is vitamin B6 and potassium, and the health benefit of this is that it can help relieve menstrual cramps. Vitamin B6 also lowers the chances of miscarriage in pregnant women. Hence eating plantain regularly would help in reducing menstrual discomfort.
5.Aids in Treating Anaemia: Plantain is also rich in mineral iron (unripe plantain only), which aids the production of RBC (red blood cells) in the body along with Vitamin B6 nutrients. this helps to prevent the condition of anaemia, a disease caused by the deficiency of red blood cells in the body. Persons suffering from anaemia already are often advised to incorporate unripe plantain into their daily diet, in order to cure or mitigate the effects.
CONCLUSION: Plantain is a plant that is rich in nutrients and taken in different forms, boiled, fried, used to make pudding, plantain fufu, etc. It is richer when taken unripe, hence advisable for both young and old.