Plantains are also known as the cooking bananas. They are great sources of vitamins C, B6, A and also potassium but they have disadvantages. Plantains are similar to banana or a type of banana that are starchy vegetables.
Some methods of cooking renders them a high fatty content food.
When you fry your plantains, you have succeeded in increasing the calories contained in them and these added or additional calories all come from fat.
A cup of fried plantains has 14 grams of fat and 365 calories. When your plantains are fried, the carbohydrate count increases because they lose more than half of the volume of their water when prepared in this way. Fried plantains have about 58 grams total carbohydrates.
Plantain chips are fried and often sold as snacks in shops. When plantains are prepared in this way, they contain 18 grams of carbohydrates and 8 grams of fat in a 1-ounce serving which may be written on the nutritional colon as 28-gram serving. A 1-ounce serving has 151 calories. An average plantain chips contains salt with giving you 57 milligrams of sodium.
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