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Health Benefits of Unripe Plantain

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The Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Ayoola Foods Limited , Mr . Segun Olaye , has advised Nigerians to embrace eating unripe plantain so as to maintain sound health .He said that was why the company, which specialises in food processing , recently introduced the unripe plantain flour into the market.
He said , “ We introduced plantain flour , which is 100 per cent made from unripe plantain, because of its health benefits , because it has so many health benefits .

“ You see , Nigerians are now careful of what they eat because as the saying goes , you are what you eat . The unripe plantain flour is a very good food for any age group , demography , gender , body shape . We are using 100 per cent unripe plantain for the product. ”

Highlighting the health benefits of unripe plantain, Olaye said , “ It has so many vitamins . It contains vitamins B 6 , C , A . Unripe plantain helps in strengthening the bones because of the high calcium content , helps in enhancing good vision , helps in boosting the immune system and it enhances sexual performance , that is , it boosts libido .

“ You can also use it to reduce fat tummy , meaning it helps in losing weight . It also has carbohydrate . People shouldn ’ t compare an unripe plantain with a ripe one . Once a plantain ripens , the nutrient composition changes .

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“ The duo have their different benefits, but if you are health conscious , the one you should be eating is unripe plantain. It contains very low sugar , which is why it ’ s very good for people suffering from diabetes .

“ But even if you are not diabetic , unripe plantain is very good so as to control sugar intake because prevention is better than cure . And we have unripe plantain in large quantities in Nigeria , especially in the South . ”

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