Plantain flour is the product of dried and pulverized plantain slices. Plantain is rich in vitamins most especially Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and carotene and its low-fat content makes it a delight for people suffering from cholesterol related ailments such as obesity, diabetes, gallstone e.t.c
Unripe Plantain flour as used by Ayoola Foods can be regarded as one of the healthiest food/diets in the World today.
Points to Note:
- Fat Content: Plantain flour is low in fat, with just 0.3 g of fat in a 150 g serving.
- Gluten Content: Plantain flour is gluten-free as it is made of plantains instead of wheat products.
Plantain flour is rich in Dietary fiber which helps you feel full and promotes healthy digestion, so it is vital to consume adequate levels each day.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF UNRIPE PLANTAIN
- It reduces the number of harmful free radicals
Free radicals are either made when our bodies break down food or are exposed to harmful elements like tobacco smoke and other radiations. They play a huge role in premature aging, diseases, and cancer.
However, findings from numerous studies have shown that vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radical damage. And with a serving of plantains providing over 35 percent of the vitamin C needed per day, plantains have been dubbed to be one of the best vitamin C foods around.
- Good for weight loss
Its high fiber content, essential vitamins, and minerals make it good for weight loss and reducing cholesterol levels. We would be posting recipes you can make with Ayoola Plantain flour.
- It boosts sexual performance
Studies have shown that the nutrients contained in plantain can help improve sexual performance through increased libido. In addition, eating plantain on a regular can also improve male fertility, thicker sperm, and volume.
Food recipes such as unripe plantain (roasted or boiled) with ginger and garlic are wonderful when it comes to matters that concern sexual performance.
- It is great for the heart
Recent studies have shown that eating plantain is very good for the heart because plantain has been shown to contain some amount of serotonin. And serotonin, on the other hand, helps to dilate the arteries, improve blood flow, and reduces the risks of homocysteine (artery diseases and stroke)
5. It is a rich source of potassium
Plantain helps to prevent heart attack and hypertension. The fiber contained in it also helps in reducing cholesterol level; thus reducing the risk of heart disease.
- It strengthens the bones
When it comes to strengthening our bones, stronger muscles, nails and teeth, calcium is the essential needed mineral. And unripe plantain is very rich in calcium which helps to prevent osteoporosis: the weakening of bones
- It can prevent ulcer
Findings from various conducted studies show that unripe plantain contains properties such as leucocyanidin which can prevent an ulcer.
- It helps to treat Anemia and Neuritis
The presence of vitamin B6 helps in curing neuritis (inflammation of the nerve) and anemia (low red blood cells) which causes weakness to the body.
- Eating Unripe Plantain helps with the circulatory and digestive system.
- Its source of vitamin B6 and C helps you to get a better skin, better vision and builds immunity against diseases.
- It helps to prevent constipation
Its richness in fiber makes bowel movement easier which reduces constipation
- It is a good meal for diabetics
It is very low in sugar and this makes it a good choice for diabetics especially when added with other fibers.
These and many more are the health benefits for unripe plantain flour. We would be posting recipes also, so stay in touch with us.
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