What's A Plantain?
Plantains are related to the banana, but unlike their yellow relatives, you wouldn't eat a raw plantain.
Green plantains are cooked before consumed. While yellow/brown plantains are often fried or baked and taste sweet. Green plantains are starchy and have less sugar than bananas.
While we in America are starting to see more plantains in grocery stores, restaurants, and in packaged foods, we're a little late to the game. Plantains are the 10th most important staple crop eaten worldwide. That's not surprising when you consider they grow year round and are incredibly dense with vitamins and minerals!
VITAMINS AND MINERALS, YOU SAY? YEP! EACH AND EVERY POSITIVELY PLANTAIN TORTILLA CONTAINS:
- 10%OF YOUR DAILY VALUE OF VITAMIN A
- 8% D.V. VITAMIN B6
- 4% D.V. VITAMIN C
- 4% D.V. POTASSIUM
- 3% D.V. MAGNESIUM
- 3% D.V. FOLATE
- 2% D.V. IRON
|This amazing vitamin is needed for healthy hair, clear skin and bright eyes. It decreases inflammation in the body, and controls malignant cells in the body aka prevents cancer!
|This boosting vitamin is needed for energy and vitality. It also helps to reduce stress and protects your body from free-radical damage. It also detoxifies the liver and improves cognitive function.
|This immunity vitamin is needed for anti-aging and good health. It acts as an antioxidant and helps in the formation of collagen. It also increases energy and helps in weight loss.
|Protects the heart, guards against bone loss, lowers blood pressure, maintains optimal nerve and muscle function, helps to relieve muscle tension, boosts metabolism, helps maintain a healthy heart and kidneys.
|Carries oxygen to your cells, supports immune system, prevents anemia, supports brain function, prevents restless leg syndrome. It is also essential for a healthy pregnancy.
|Is involved in more than 300 biochemical processes in the body including proper bone formation and maintenance of normal muscle and nerve function. 57% of the US population is magnesium deficient - that's crazy!