Updated: May 15, 2022
Plantain chips can be made in minutes. And you will have a delicious healthy snack during working hours. The preparation of banana chips is simple, they are low-calorie and very helpful. Low-calorie food is especially good for people who constantly monitor their weight. Plantain chips are very tastefull for kids. Their main advantage is that they are homemade and there are no harmful additives in them.
Preparation of banana chips should be preferably with ripe bananas. For better taste you can add spices, you can make chips, unsweetened and slightly sweetened or salted, cinnamon, honey, etc. Also, banana pieces may be dipped in sugar syrup. Such chips are with a long shelf life without preservatives and stabilizers. The piece of banana can be cut into different shapes: slices, quarters, cubes, halves.
How useful is banana chips? The high content of dietary fiber, is one of the main advantages. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, a standard 100 gram portion, it includes 8.7 grams of fiber, which is about 1/3 of the daily needs of women and 23% men. Dietary fiber prevents constipation, lower blood cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels, helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Product is rich in potassium (607mg or 13%), a good source of iron (1, 4 mg or 18% Daily Value per serving), banana chips contributes to the process of hematopoiesis (formation of hemoglobin and myoglobin proteins) stimulate the activity of enzymes necessary for normal metabolism,promoting energy production.