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Plantains

Plantains Questions

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

I just sliced up a plantain and fried them like chips tonight. It was the first time I've ever had a plantain. Within 10 minutes of eating them I began developing a headache, the skin on the back of my hands tightened up and got hot and the... (more)

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TeyanaReynolds 0 · March 29, 2014 at 2:50 AM

Unless, it's the sodium. I put a lot of salt on them to make them taste like chips. I rarely add salt to my food. I think high sodium can cause headache, skin issues and joint pain. I just took a powdered magnesium supplement in warm water... (more)

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by 95 · about 3 hours ago

This article states that green plantains can be beneficial for those having persistent diarrhea: http://www.jacn.org/content/28/2/169.full On the basis of these data, we hypothesized that green plantain's pectin content would restore small... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · March 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Actually, green plantains are super high in resistant starch if you don't mess with them too much. Once you heat something.. and then eat it hot, you have messed with the resistant starch content. If you simply slice green plantains thin, in... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Are plantains paleo?

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greymouser 0 · February 16, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Plantains are 100% paleo, be it if you follow paleo for reenactment or for inspired modern health reasons. Carbohydrate and starch dense foods are not for everyone, and plantains certainly are that. However, like many of paleo-ers that eat... (more)

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by 716 · about 3 hours ago

I was wondering if anyone knew how to cook green plantains. And also...if it comes to boiling vs cooking in oil, as it usually does with potatoes, which would be the way to maximize retention of nutrients. Thanks again for the input!!

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PPort 0 · July 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Here we go, from a true Puerto Rican. "Tostones" require the green, green plantains. Peel, cut in 1-inch thick chunks (diagonal cuts to make easier to flatten), soak in water, salt and crushed garlic for 15 mins, then fry in vegetable oil for ~7... (more)

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by 3742 · about 4 hours ago

nutritiondata.self.com seems to indicate no but other websites have conflicting information.

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Bananas and plantains are two different varieties of the same species. Plantains tend to have a higher starch content in all stages of ripeness than do bananas, but they still contain a high percentage of sugar (primarily sucrose which is glucose... (more)

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by 267 · about 4 hours ago

I think I've found a real winner for a paleo friendly snack - any thoughts? Only plantains, palm oil, and a bit of salt! Tastes great too http://www.inkacrops.com/snacks/info_box/inkachips_4oz.htm Seems like the only concern would be with... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · September 27, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I find that things like that are OK in moderation, but keep in mind they are hyper-palatable, so they probably aren't a good idea if you're trying to lean out. Yum, though!

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by 20 · about 4 hours ago

So where do green plantains fall in the Paleo diet? Fruit or starch?

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Kristy_A_ 0 · April 16, 2010 at 11:02 PM

They seem like a starchy fruit to me and probably fall in line with bananas/potatoes as being relatively high glycemic. When looking it up, I found this awesome article describing ripe and green and a variety of preparations:... (more)

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by 1600 · October 20, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Hubby and I have been experimenting a bit as of late. Here are our results for adding back things that are either not paleo or in the carefully approved list. Please share yours and maybe some patterns will emerge. N=2. Myself 30-overweight and... (more)

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Lazza 0 · May 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM

N=1, 56 male, normal weight and in good shape. For about a year I was low-ish carb Paleo. I could only accept small amounts of fruit and nuts as a carb source. Excess fruit caused acid reflux. I feared anything starchy would cause a relapse of... (more)

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by 3221 · October 20, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Are ripe plantains Primal/Paleo? Could i add them to my daily diet as any other Primal fruit? The thing is i love to have something sweet in my savory dishes as a contrast.

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Dan_23 0 · July 02, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Yes, but be sure to cook them first.

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by 78417 · October 20, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I have today tried raw plantain? is it also known as cooking bannanna? what i heard is that you can age it tile it is very brown. really dark aged and bbrownn. And then it really tastes little bit sweet and yummy. Did you try? (more)

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Primordial 0 · September 30, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Yeah. Tasted like a banana to me.

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by 50 · October 19, 2014 at 4:22 AM

I have them every day because I love how they taste.

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samc 0 · March 28, 2014 at 4:13 AM

As far as the research goes, every source seems to point to Potato Starch as #1 in RS. Works for me and easy to source. I don't want to make a project out of RS, just 3 tbsps a day of PS in my yogurt or a cup of water.

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by 3979 · October 19, 2014 at 4:14 AM

I know this is rather specific, but... I keep hearing that plantains are a great source of l-tryptophan, but my research doesn't show that to be true. What's up with that? Also, if there is something to it, is there a difference in the... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 19, 2013 at 1:33 AM

Here's the nutritional report on plantains: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2367?fg=&man=&lfacet=&count=&max=25&sort=&qlookup=plantain&offset=&format=Full&new= So yes, 27mg tryptophan per plantain.... (more)

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