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Plantain is one of the good carbs you can eat and get away with. Not only is it a good source of energy and starch, but it also aids bowel movement. Plantain has lots of minerals and it is a good source of vitamins A, C, B6 etc. I learnt more about plantain fufu when I was on a year programme of the National Youth Service Corp in Kano and some ever so kind kitchen staff gave my friend and I a strict menu to follow as they thought we could do with losing some couple of pounds. Lol, (this only happens in Africa, where every elderly person thinks they are your parents and that their opinion matters)
Is plantain fufu healthy?
Yes, it is healthy, just like I mentioned above, the health benefit of outweighs the cons. (if you are worried about the calories in plantain fufu). I heard it is a good source of carb if you are diabetic
Incorporate plantain fufu into your weekly menu to balance out your diet. It is not just to watch your weight but to keep on top of your health and dietary needs. Look after your inner organs as much as you would care for your outer looks.
2 unripe plantains
How to make plantain fufu
Cut plantain into smaller sizes to aid peeling
Put sliced and peeled plantain in a blender, add water and puree till smooth
Transfer the plantain puree into a pan, place on medium heat and stir with a wooden ladle.
The plantain should feel stretchy at a point and the colour slightly darker. You will know when the plantain fufu is fully cooked. It should take roughly about 3- 4 minutes.
Serve immediately with Nigerian soup of choice.
Nigerian soups to serve with plantain fufu
- 2 unripe plantains
- Cut plantain into smaller sizes to aid peeling
- Put sliced and peeled plantain in a blender, add water and puree till smooth
- Transfer the plantain puree into a pan, place on medium heat and stir with a wooden ladle.
- The plantain should feel stretchy at a point and the colour slightly darker. You will know when the plantain fufu is fully cooked. It should take roughly about 3- 4 minutes.
- Serve plantain fufu with Nigerian soup of choice.
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