Unripe Plantain: A Good Source of Iron?

Unripe plantain makes an excellent meal. It is a versatile food item because it can be eaten in a number of ways: boiled, fried, roasted, mashed, or grilled.

Yes, you read right: grilled!

There is a general belief, however, that unripe plantains are rich in iron, a belief supported by the greenness of their outer peels.

It is noteworthy at this juncture to remind you, my dear reader, that the green of plantains is not eaten.

Granted, greenness signifies richness in iron for some food items. But that is for edible green-like green leaves.

Thus, contrary to popular opinion, unripe plantains are rich in:


—Vitamin A

—Vitamin B6



They are, however, poor sources of iron. Surprised? Lol. 😄

Would you like to know more about the nutritional value of plantains? Then head to my blog! You’ll also learn what food items are rich in iron and what deficiencies would necessitate going on an iron-boosting diet.

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