SHOWTIME FOOD>> How well do you know Bole?
Text by Eseohe Ebhota @sleek_ diva88
Roasted Plantain (known as Bole in local parlance) is a favourite street food in Nigeria. This delicacy is available in street corners and what makes it liked by people irrespective of their cultural or ethnic background is the fact that bole is just plantains without the addition of oils or anything else roasted for a snack (or meal).
It is hot, smoky, sweet and so good for you which is why I decided to write about it today. Plantains have varied tastes and texture as they move through the stages of ripeness.
A bole seller known as mama Smallie who deals in roasted yams and plantain said people buy her plantains more than the yam because of its nutritional value. “My bole gives me more money than the yam because my customers told me that it has more health benefits”.
One of her customers who simply gave his name as Baba told YOUTHVILLE that although he eats roasted yam, “I still prefer the plantain because I believe it has more health benefits than the yam”.
“It is even sweeter than roasted yam too”, he mused.
They are a great source of starch and energy with a good dose of dietary fibre, vitamin C, vitamins A and B and minerals such as potassium, iron and phosphorus.
So my people, make una try chop bole this weekend even if una go party!! (Pidgin)