Plantains grow in tropical countries across the globe from Central and South America to the
Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia. A non-seasonal crop, plantains are available all year long!
Plantain flour is considered a staple food in many regions, providing a significant source of calorie and carbohydrates. Best of all its 100% gluten free!
Health Benefits of Plantain Powder
Plantains provide a rich sources of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and are easily digestible. As a staple food, plantains have been the main fare of millions of people for centuries.
Plantain flour has been known to increase digestive health, weight control, and heart health.
Digestive health – High in fiber, plantain flour helps to regulate your digestive system.
Weight control – A great source for complex carbohydrates, plantain flour is less processed which allows the body to digest it at a slower rate. Essentially, plantain flour will keep you feeling fuller and more satisfied for longer after a meal (which can mean less snacking on unhealthy foods).
High in antioxidants – One cup of plantain flour contains 32 percent of the recommended amount of daily vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant which helps build the body’s immune system.
Cardiovascular health – Plantain flour is full of potassium. Potassium is essential for maintaining the cell and body fluids that control heart rate and blood pressure.
Plantain flour provides a rich source of:
● Vitamin A
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin B6
Cooking with Plantain Flour
Plantain flour can be used as a substitute for traditional flour. Naturally sweet, it can be used to make baked goods, thicken soups and gravies, as well as added to smoothies and salad dressing (and much more). Completely gluten free, plantain flour is an ideal substitute for those suffering from gluten intolerance or gluten related illness.
Naturalike Plantain Flour
At Naturalike, we source all of our plantain flour directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local Nigerian farmers to ensure that we are providing you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver. Be sure to check out our other amazing products designed to help you live your best life! Enjoy!