Where are lovers of plantain?
We know you love to eat your plantain with rice, beans, custard, eggs, etc. but do you know you could actually eat your plantain in another way?
Yeah, in another delicious way. Care to know how? Then keep reading…
Plantains are from the same botanical family as bananas and appear almost identical. They may be referred to as cooking banana, banana cultivars in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used in cooking. They are a major food staple in West and Central Africa, the Caribbean islands, Central America, and northern, coastal parts of South America. Since they fruit all year plantains are a reliable all-season staple food, particularly in developing countries with inadequate food storage, preservation, and transportation technologies.
Plantains are packed with potassium, which is known as a powerful vasodilator. Potassium can help in relaxing the tension in your blood vessels and arteries, they also contain high levels of vitamin C which keeps your immune system stimulated and producing blood cells. Plantains contain high levels of dietary fiber which can help optimize digestion by stimulating peristaltic motion, improving the nutrient uptake efficiency, and balancing the bacterial levels in the gut.
Plantain is packed with magnesium is known to increase the release of tryptophan and serotonin in the body which could help people relax and sleep. Plantains contain a high amount of iron, which is essential for the production of red blood cells.
Plantains contain a healthy dose of vitamin B6 play a variety of roles in the body including activating enzymes, stimulating metabolism, promoting immune function, helping with hemoglobin formation, and contributing to cognitive development and function.
Plantain is good for you, they are delicious, thanks to their natural starches which convert into sugar as it ripens. The riper the plantain, the sweeter it becomes. Before we continue with the order of the day, how bout we call plantain lovers plantainians, cool!
How do we prepare Plantain Puddy/Moimoi?
Plantain Puddy/Moimoi is a very delicious meal and easy to prepare. There is no stress involved, a meal that keeps you asking for more.
- A bunch of plantains
- Red oil
- Fresh pepper (Habanero pepper)
- Fresh/smoked fish
- Seasoning cubes
- Wrapping leaves.
- Wash and peel the plantain.
- Blend the plantain, fresh pepper, crayfish, and onions.
- Pour the blended mixture into a bowl.
- To the blended mixture add palm oil, seasoning cubes, salt, flour, and mix properly.
- Wash the wrapping leaves, pour the mixture into them, and add smoked/fresh fish or egg.
- Put the leaves into the pot and cook for 15 minutes. Check to see if it has solidified.
- Serve the delicious Plantain Puddy on a clean plate with any other thing you want to take with it.
Sounds delicious right? Try it this weekend with your family. Have a great weekend platanians!