What is Plantain Chips (Crisps)?

The word chips refers to a very thin, crisp, often round piece of potato prepared by frying, baking or drying and sold in plastic bags or in bulk food stores. Plantain chips are made from Plantain (a starchy and long, thick, cooking banana, angled in cross section)

In Europe and Africa, thinly fried potatoes are called crisps and the word chips refers to French fries.

The main problem with chips (crisps) is the amount of added salt and fat. Please read the label of your product.

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Other Vegetable Chips

Chips (crisps), can be prepared from any tother starchy vegetables like plantain, cassava, sweet potato, arrow root, carrot and from green vegetables like Kale. It can also be prepared from masa (finely milled corn flour dough), into tortilla chips.

Chips (Crisps) Flavours 

Chips (crisps) are usually flavoured with salt, but food companies have come up with many different innovative flavours for example: salt and vinegar, ketchup, onion, lemon, ranch, cheddar cheese, hickory, habanero, BBQ, Jalapeño, just to mention a few.

Nutritional Facts of Plantain Chips

100g (3.5oz) plantain chips 520 calories and contains the following:

  • Fat: 33g (saturated 5g, trans, 0)
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 210mg
  • Carbohydrate: 57g (sugar 3g, Fibre 4g);
  • Protein: 2g;

Recommended Daily Allowance. (RDA)

  • Minerals: Iron 10% and Calcium (2%);
  • Vitamins: C (50%)
  • Vitamin: A ( 0%)

Source: Bulk Barn

Compare with Nutritional Value of  Lays Potato Chips

100g (3.5oz) Lays chips 532 calories and contains the following:

  • Fat: 33.9g (saturated 3.2g, trans, 0)
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium:528mg
  • Carbohydrate: 53.5g (sugar 0.35g, Fibre 3.2g);
  • Protein: 6.4g;

Source: Nutrinix

Below is a photo of plantains

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myfavouritepastime.com Last Updated: July 14, 2019

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I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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