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Plantains: Description, Facts, and Benefits You Don’t Know!

There are lots of beautiful things to know about Plantains, the plant, the fruit, the by-product from the Plantain, the food/recipes of Plantain, and the various business opportunities in Plantain production. All this and many more facts are what you will learn from this blog. The description, facts and the nutritional benefits of Plantains.

In this post, I will be sharing some amazing facts about Plantains as a plant and its fruits.

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Origin of Plantains: the description, facts, and the benefits.

Amazingly, Plantains grow in many parts of the world and are found in the following areas: India, Egypt, Indonesia, Tropical areas of America, and also Africa.

Though Plantains can be found in all these areas the origin of plantains is Southeast Asia, the Malaysian Peninsula, and New Guinea.

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The connection of Plantains with Banana can not be ignored. The scientific name for Plantains is Musa paradisiace which is from the genus Musa. The genus Musa is the Family name for Bananas.

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In simple terms, Plantain can be said to be a type of Banana and the cultivation is known to require a good handling system, proper monitoring, consistent water source, and fertile soil. This will result in the production of good Plantain fruits. 

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Facts About the Description of Plantain Plant

French Type Plantain: the description, facts and the benefits.

This is the type of Plantain plant that has small fruits held by many holders but having big bunches. 

French type plantains are known to have lots of Flowers and there is a deadening of the male Bud when it gets old.

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This type of Plantain plant has about one to five holders for its few and scattered fruits. They are known to have no male buds but their flowers are few.

Horn Type Plantain: the description, facts and the benefits.

This is the type of Plantain plant that has about one to five holders for its few and scattered fruits. They are known to have no male buds but their flowers are few.

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Five Facts About the Nutritional Benefits of Plantains

The following below are the benefits of Plantains

  • Have you been desirous to increase the Energy level of your body?

If yes, then Plantain intake is a good source for you. 

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  • Plantains have a good concentration of starch which is from Carbohydrates. 
  • Plantains contain a good concentration of Potassium, Magnesium, Calories, Fiber, Vitamin C, and Carbohydrates.
  • Plantain consumption helps to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure in the people that consistently consume it.
  • Also, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory operations will be carried out in the body as a result of Plantain consumption.

Summary 

In this post, we went through lots of amazing and very informative things about Plantains. We talked about the Origin of Plantains, the types of Plantains, the amazing features of Plantains, and the Nutritional benefits of Plantains.

In my next post on this Blog, I will be talking about the various Byproducts that can be gotten from the Plantain Fruit. Keep an eye on my blog to learn from my Next post. Thank you.

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