Plantain is one of the most versatile foods in Africa. It can have so many variations. One can make kakolo, tatale, boiled plantain, fufu and kelewele from plantain. Cooked plantains are nutritionally very similar to a potato calorie-wise, but contain more of some vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and B-6, and the minerals magnesium and potassium. Cooked plantains also help with weight control, they are high in antioxidants and they are also very good for the heart.