Plantains contain carotenoids which convert to vitamin A. Plantains are a crucial source of carotenoids for people living in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. For women of childbearing age, plantain consumption contributes to the prevention of vitamin A deficiency (which increases the risk of preterm delivery). Furthermore, plantains provide folate and iron, which play key roles in maintaining a healthy pregnancy as well.
Plantains are high in resistant starch. Just like other types of fiber, resistant starch doesn’t raise blood sugar levels. By slowing down digestion, promoting satiety, and enhancing “good” gut bacteria, the resistant starch in plantains promotes glycemic control.
|Vitamin C||23 mg|
|Vitamin A||63 ug|
|Vitamin B-6||0.29 mg|