Green plantain empanadas are a typical dish from Manabí due to their main ingredient, which is green plantain. Let’s learn a bit about the properties of this ingredient. Green plantain is rich in B6 or pyridoxine, which is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system. Other nutrients that it provides include potassium and magnesium, which aid in the muscular system, and it is a fiber-rich food that helps to reduce cholesterol. There are several types, such as barraganete, dominico, and maqueño, and one of the main areas where it is cultivated is El Carmen, where green plantain production is one of the main economic activities. In addition to being one of the main export products in our country, the preparation of this dish has changed over time and has various fillings, such as cheese, chicken, and meat.
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