Although it can be found in many places in the world, they certainly don’t eat it as much as Nigerians do.
Here are a few health benefits of your mouth-watering Boli.
1. Plantains are a very reliable source of starch and energy, especially when roasted.
2. Plantains contain a high amount of dietary fiber which helps ensure healthy bowels and reduces constipation.
3. Plantains have more vitamin C and A than bananas. It also contains powerful antioxidants.
4. As in bananas, they too are rich sources of B-complex vitamins, particularly high in vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).
Pyridoxine is an important B-complex vitamin that has a beneficial role in the treatment of neuritis, anemia, and to decrease homocysteine (one of the causative factors for coronary artery disease (CHD) and stroke episodes) levels in the body.