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