Fried Plantain... PointsPlus?
2/11/2011 8:59 AM
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I feel like a spoiled brat today. I made a fried plantain last night (using one plantain and 1 teaspoon canola oil) and just assumed as I ate this delicious treat that the plantain, being a fruit, was zero PointsPlus.
I was thrilled!!! It was my first plantain, and I was so excited that I took pictures and blogged about it. I had a new zero point snack that tasted... so good! Seriously, if you have never fried a plantain before, I highly recommend it. Even though:
When I went to track this delicious mini-feast, my tracker told me that plantains have a PointsPlus value of 5 per cup!!! I ate an entire plantain, so it was at least a cup, cup and a half. I hadn't measured!
I was sure that this had to be a mistake, since ww.com's tracker is famous for its mistakes.
But when I went to the boards for advice, I was told that plantains are like the potatoes of the fruit world. They are starchier than other fruits, and so they have PointsPlus.
Other non-zero PointsPlus fruit: avacado (duh, I knew about this one) and olives (really? I always thought that these were vegetables. Another "duh" moment).
But are plantains really more starchy than bananas??
Anyone have any sources that spell out that plantains still have Points, and that the tracker didn't just make a mistake? I am prepared to throw a tantrum. I want my zero point delicousness back.
Here is a picture of the finished product.