Unripe plantain a.k.a Musa paradisiaca, is a fruit, highly rich in carbohydrates and is eaten by majority of us.
When we mention plantain, we subconsciously move our mind to the ripe and sweet type of plantain that we consume either when fried(we call “dodo”), roasted(e call “boole”) or eaten raw.
But do we know that there are numerous health benefits attached to “unripe” plantain?
You probably didn’t know this and so you don’t bother eating it. But here are some benefits that can change your mind and perspective :
Unripe plantain contains serotonin. It improves blood flow and reduces the possibility of having stroke.
It also contains fibre for reducing blood cholesterol level and potassium for preventing heart attack.
When mixed with vegetables or consumed alone, it is great for weight loss cause of its fibre possessive quality and other vitamins.
Because of it contains low sugar, it makes it a great food/fruit for diabetic patients compared to ripe plantains.
SEXUAL PERFORMANCE :
Sounds interesting right?, unripe plantain also helps improve fertility in both sexes, thickenes sperm also increases libido.
VITAMIN A, B6 &C :
It contains essential vitamin like vitamin A, B6 &C, that helps in strengthening bones, improves sight and also creation of red blood cells.
So when next you think of having plantain, why not go for the unripe ones and reap from its rich and nutritious benefits.