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Why you should try to be taking unripe plantain

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Unripe plantain is loaded with numerous essential minerals and vitamins such as potassium, iron, magnesium, manganese, fibre and vitamin B complex. The trunk is soft and contains a lot of fluid. The leaves are evergreen. When the plantain is hard upon pressing and green, you know it is unripe.

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Unripe plantain is a natural source of resistant starch, that helps to reduce blood glucose levels, so it is considered an excellent ingredient for food fortification. It contains compounds that help prevent diseases and provides vitamins.

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Some of the health benefits are:

1. Unripe plantain is an ideal food for diabetic patients, because of its low content of carbohydrates.

2. The peel of the unripe plantain is a natural cure for stomach ulcer. Dry the peels and grind them into powder, then mix one teaspoonful of the powder with some honey and take it thrice daily.

3. Unripe plantain juice is a well known remedy for patients of epilepsy. It hinders impulses in the brain which prevents frequent epileptic crisis.

4. Plantain leaf work against skin diseases like eczema and rashes when applied on the affected areas.

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