Plantain the healthy way…..

Plantain is a fruit that is enjoyed in many parts of Africa, the Carribean and Asia. In Africa, it is commonly enjoyed deep fried or boiled. Both of these cooking methods however may be detrimentral to the overall nutritional content of the fruit. Frying creates a beautifully golden brown product but adds unnecessary calories negating the benefits of the fruit. Boiling often takes nutrients out of the fruit into the water it is cooked with and unless that water is used in the cooking or serving process valuable nutrients are literally thrown down the kitchen sink. In order to maintain the nutritional content of a plantain, The African Pot Nutrition recommends grilling or roasting instead of boiling or frying.  Just peel the fruit, cut it into slices, sprinkle with a little oil and roast or grill. A few minutes later you will have delicious nutritious plantain with all the nutrition but not the fat.  Yum…enjoy it as a snack or a part of your meal.

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Categories: African Food, What's Cooking?

Author:Cordialis Chipo

Cordialis is a Registered Dietitian (R.D) and a pioneer in the discussion of modern day healthy lifestyles in Africa. She is the founder of The African Pot Nutrition - a nutrition consultancy that improves the health of African people through sustainable diet and lifestyle programs. Follow her on twitter @africadietitian or on Facebook (The African Pot Nutrition.

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