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How unripe plantain cures Diabetics and Iron Deficiency

Updated on December 22, 2010

Boiled Unripe Plantain Served With Red Fish Stew is ideal for Diabetes and Iron

A Plantain tree
A Plantain tree
Unripe plantain delicacy
Unripe plantain delicacy
Unripe plantain stew
Unripe plantain stew

The nutritional value of unripe plantain makes it stand out as a very important addition to any healthy living diet plan. Believe it or not, plantain is one of the healthiest foods in the world in terms of its nutrient content.

It is reach in low GI carbohydrate, dietary fibre, irons, vitamins and minerals.

BOILED unripe plantain served with red fish stew is tasty, delicious and wholesome dish with so many medicinal/ therapeutic properties.  This nutritious food is  ideal  for  diabetics, children and pregnant women. 

It is eaten in almost all the parts of Africa and is enjoyed by both children and adults. Ogede dudu (unripe plantain) the main ingredient of this recipe is very rich in iron, potassium, B- complex vitamins and magnesium. Additionally, plantain contains small amount of serotonin which has the ability to dilate the arteries and improve blood circulation. 

It’s regular consumption helps to cure anemia (low blood level) and maintain a healthy heart.

A diet of unripe plantain is filling, and can also be a good inclusion in a weight loss diet plan.

Fish, another main item of this recipe is a highly nutritious food commodity. It is an excellent source of protein  with fewer calories. Fish is rich in omega- 3 fatty acid which has been proven to be good for the heart. 

Omega -3 fatty acids helps to lower high blood cholesterol, treat depression, anxiety, eye disorder and ulcer. 

Also omega-3 fatty acid is good for weight loss, pregnancy or successful pregnancy, fertility and for treating skin disorders. Vegetables (tomatoes, pepper, onions) used in preparation of this dish is rich in vitamins (vitamin A, C, E), minerals (iron, potassium) and fiber which protect against cancer, constipation, cardiovascular diseases, arteriosclerosis (narrowing / blocking of artery walls due to fat and cholesterol deposit) and premature aging.

You can see that, is a good delicacy that is highly nutritional and medicinal; start taking it from today and you will see the kind of boost your health will receive. You are privileged to travel on vacation this festive seasons to a place where this food commodity is produced, don’t fail to get some.

 Now, how do we prepare it.

Ingredients  

       Fish                 1kg              

        Fresh tomatoes      8 medium size
        Tomatoes               1 tin
        Fresh pepper (ground)      2 medium size
        Onion            1 medium bulb
       Olive oil         3 tablespoons
        Tatashe (ground)     4 medium size
        Known           1 cube
        Thyme            1 teaspoon
        Curry leaves    1 small bunch
        Water         1 litre



     Preparation

Cut the fish and wash thoroughly.
Steam with few slices of onion and salt for about 10 minutes
Pour the olive oil into a pot
Add the ground ingredients (ground tomatoes, pepper, and onion) together with the tomato puree.
Stir and fry for another 10 minutes.
Add the known cube and pour the seasoned fish.
Wash and shred the curry leaves and add to the pot
Simmer for another 5 minutes
Stir and add salt to taste
Remove from heat and serve with Ogede.
Peel the unripe plantain
Cut into three and wash
Boil water for 5 minutes.
Add the cut plantains to the boiling water.
Boil for about 30 minutes.
Drain the water from plantain.

Now, mix everything together with red fish stew.

Include this banana-like fruit in your menu list today and try out any of its recipe .

 Remember, you can buy plantain online here and get it delivered to your door anywhere.

  Stay Healthy,   Health is Wealth

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      many thanks for the info. and the recipe. will try it definitely.

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      Tonia 5 years ago

      Dis is luvely and I hav'nt tried dis but gonna try it dis week

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      Elmukhtar 5 years ago

      I am goin to cook it now...who want to be part my meal?

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      okwy 5 years ago

      i have been cooking it before but now i will add it more to my cooking menu. thanks a lot for the information, i really appreciate.

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      Iuo 5 years ago

      Visualising the meal it looks delicious.

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      dare 5 years ago

      it is naturally very delicious

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      Oluchi Jos 5 years ago

      I've been seeing it but have not really been considering it.I will start today

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      chidinma abuja 5 years ago

      wow i nvr knew d iron content is much......tanxs fr d education ...wuld try it more often now!

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      Felly Emma 5 years ago

      Used to eat it, but it has been a long time oh. I can't wait to visit Etche cos its cheap and surplus there!

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      mark 5 years ago

      fry a ripe plantain, serve with well-cooked black-eye beans.

      roast green plantain, eat it plain if you have stomach run.

      pounded green plantain is a better fufu than garri or yam.

      finally, you can cook plantain porridge with dried fish and hot habenero peppers for a wet, cold winter night or a cold rainy day.

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      Onome 5 years ago

      I'm gonna try dis stew red fish nd unripe plantain,but before now,i use to prepare my native one, which is the boiled unripe plantain,pepper soup nd red oil. It really taste nice,

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      julieth 5 years ago

      wel i will give it a try.

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      Collins Joseph 5 years ago

      Thanks for this wonderful nutritional value information. Where I reside {Akwa-Ibom State}, they don'nt joke with it.

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      MANASEH 5 years ago

      I HAVE TRY ALL THAT YOU SAID AND THAT WILL BE MY BEST MEAL

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      Glory 4 years ago

      I wil give it a trial, have started imagining it n hw it face wil luk like. Tanks for dat wonderful receip

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      ifeanyi (aka)ifyboy 4 years ago

      now i know,so friends join me,lets wise up,thanks.

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      Seun 4rm Ota 4 years ago

      Tanx 4 d info.I already hv a bunch of unripe plantain in my kitchen.All I nid 2 do nw is cook d fish stew.Even d baby in my tummy can't wait 2 hv a taste! Am very greatful...

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      Angela 21 4 years ago

      tanks for dis useful info. neva knew unripe plantain was dis good...i wil strt preparin it ...

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      Alawode Abimbola 4 years ago

      My grandma use to say the same thing but i never took it likely but will add it to my menu.

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      shupekirekalea@yahoo 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot for the comment. I have learn a lot.

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      sandra 4 years ago

      This is good am a witness

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      dudubo adebimpe 3 years ago

      I reallyapreci8 dis useful msg

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      mezie ogbuka 3 years ago

      Education is power !! It is more valueble,medicinal than mr bigs.it locally and enjoy nature.

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      best amaka 3 years ago

      I just finished eating unripe plantain porridge with pumpkin leaf. hmm so delicious. thanks very much

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      Olusola Adara 2 years ago

      I understand that the ferrous iron content of unripe plantain changes to the unavailable ferric iron form when it ripens/oxidised, and as such limits the value of the 'dodo' as a source of useful iron. People should therefore take full advantage of the 'great unripe plantain' more seriously; little wonder the Yoruba adage 'Ogede nbaje e lonpon' meaning 'unripe plantain is spoiling and you are saying it is ripening'..

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      adesunmbo 2 years ago

      unripe plantain improves your state of health.

      try it today

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      SAINT ADELERE 23 months ago

      I HAVE PASSIONATELY FALL IN LOVE WITH IT.

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      Glenn Pinas (autor) 21 months ago

      First of all, sorry for my English. I live in Holland and I'm from Suriname. I speak Dutch and Sranang Tongo. A mix of English, creole, France, Spanish and little bit Dutch. The history tells us that our fore father came from Ghana. But my eyes tells me that we came from several tribes from Mama Africa, include Nigeria. La clé de proteccion contre la violence spirituelle. As you see the title will appear in 4 language.

      I'm very impressed about the information appeal in your hub pages. similar from what I write. There is no doubt about it. "When a Blackman tells story listen carefully". Long time ago during the slavery my forefather brought a "Juju" from Africa to Suriname. Its call the "Twelve power". In the bible it known as "The covenant". In Srannan Tongo we call it: "A Sweri gadu fu den twalufu Lo". As the way I life all the inspiration I get is exactly the one I read from your hub. I publish many Afro culture books on my own. Some of them call: “De metafysische krachten van een Negroïde”, (The metaphysical power of a Negro).

      "Pikin kodjo in sollicitatie gesprek met the bijbel". (Pikin Kodjo in interview with the Bible). "Elke blad hangt aan een tak". (Each leaf hangs on a branch). And is coming up this year: "Yu sabi wisi mi sabi tapu". Lering van wisi de sleutel voor beschermingen. The key to proteccion against spiritual violence. La llave de protegerse contra la violencia spiritual. I.m very proud that is not me alone is believing that African culture is definitely only about witchcraft.

      I thanks you for my contribution.

      Glenn Pinas (autor)

      glenn.cub@Hotmail.com

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