How Many Calories in Plantains

Plantains are full of nutrition and also taste good. However they also come with some amount of calories. The calorie content in a plantain differs based in its form. You may consume raw plantains and even have these in their cooked form. The calorie content in each of these forms is different from the other.

One medium sized raw plantain contains around 218 calories. Out of these 218 calories only 6 calories come from fat. The total fat content in it is 0.66 gram out of which 0.26 gram is saturated fat content, 0.12 gram is polyunsaturated fat content and 0.057 gram is monounsaturated fat content. The sodium and potassium content in an equal sized raw plantain is 7.2 mg and 893.2 mg respectively. It also contains carbohydrate content of 57.1 grams, dietary fiber content of 4.1 grams and protein content of 2.3 grams.

Plantains Calories

Though plantain is mostly consumed in its raw form some people also prefer having it in its fried form. One cup of fried green plantain contains around 256 calories out of which as many as 114 calories come from fat. This means that calories obtained from fat in the raw form of plantain are far too less from the calories that come from fat in its fried form. This is mainly because of the addition of oil content in the fried form of plantain. The total fat content in an equal serving of fried plantain is 12.8 grams out of which 7.3 grams is polyunsaturated fat content, 3 grams is monounsaturated fat content and 1.7 grams is the saturated fat content. Consuming one slice of fried plantain means taking in 68 calories out of which 32 calories come from fat.

You may also opt for boiled plantain. A medium sized boiled plantain contains 276 calories out of which just 4 calories come from fat.