Well it appears your mother may have been right about eating your broccoli, especially if you’re dealing with Crohn’s Disease. Scientists have found that people dealing with Crohn’s Disease seem to have problems with certain bacteria invading their gut, specifically a certain type of E. Coli. The fiber in Broccoli & Plantains may help block the E. Coli bacteria from being absorbed by the gut, thus reducing chances of infection & irritation.
Just what is a plantain? It’s basically a banana that isn’t sweet. In some places you can find “plantain chips” which are salted, not sweetened. As far as broccoli goes, the best way to cook
it is to steam it until it’s brilliant green, then remove it immediately. This will allow it to retain flavor & texture. I really do no like mushy broccoli. Even with these findings some people may not be able to tolerate these foods, so don’t put caution to the wind. Take it slow.
I do LOVE steamed broccoli! I find that it does help me when I’m having tummy troubles to eat a helping of vegtables.
I’m not a fan of plantains however. They taste bitter to me. Yuck!
Broccoli can be very tasty if cooked to a brilliant green color and then immediately removed from the steamer. Broccoli that is boiled or steamed to a mush is not tasty at all. Some people do have issues eating a lot plant fiber, so word of caution to some(especially those with IBS).
Trader Joe’s makes Plantain Chips, which look like banana chips but are disappointing as they are salted and not sweet at all :(! You are right that there is a hint of bitter and besides that they don’t have much flavor. Reminds me of a potato in “banana” form. ;)