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Do plantains contain fructose?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 10, 2012 at 6:23 PM

nutritiondata.self.com seems to indicate no but other websites have conflicting information.

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on June 18, 2012
at 03:08 AM

Has anyone checked Cron-o-meter recently? There is no ~. If didn't know better, you'd assume that there is no fructose at all, even though there's 28g of sugar per cup. So my q is, we know this for fructose, what other nutrient / mineral is Cron-o-meter silent on? Is this error corrected when you become a paying member? Why do people even bother with this cron-No-meter?

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on February 11, 2012
at 05:17 AM

The biggest concerns are olive oil, grass-fed beef, chicken, and salmon.

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:26 AM

What kind of pufas do you plan on eating with your plaintains?

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on February 10, 2012
at 11:36 PM

the ~ doesn't mean 0, it means that there is no data available on fructose content

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on February 10, 2012
at 08:40 PM

I'm wondering because PHD recommends consuming fructose as a snack to avoid mixing with PUFAs.

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:40 PM

Doesn't matter if they do.

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:06 PM

So plantains are a snack food too then, to avoid mixing PUFAs and fructose?

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Bananas and plantains are two different varieties of the same species.

Plantains tend to have a higher starch content in all stages of ripeness than do bananas, but they still contain a high percentage of sugar (primarily sucrose which is glucose & fructose combined).

From "Starch and sugar transformation during the ripening of plantains and bananas"...

"Ripening changes were studied in plantains of three cultivars, two Horn types and one French type, and compared with those in bananas ripened under the same conditions. Bananas contained 1% starch when fully ripe and none when overripe, whereas plantains contained about 9% starch when fully ripe and 3% when overripe (composition expressed as percentage fresh weight). Total sugar content was 23% in fully ripe and overripe bananas but in plantains it increased from 20% when fully ripe to 27% when overripe. The ratio of glucose:fructose was approximately unity for bananas and plantains at all stages of ripeness. Sucrose comprised more than 70% of the total sugars in fully ripe bananas and plantains and about half of the total sugars in overripe fruits."

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:06 PM

So plantains are a snack food too then, to avoid mixing PUFAs and fructose?

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on April 08, 2013
at 08:41 AM

Olive oil is a mufa (omega-9).

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