ok 2 questions, probably been answered already, but can't find right now.....how many grams of RS are in a TBSP of Red Mill potato starch? Is it gram per gram? And, what about potato skins? I love potato skins, what is the up and downside of them?
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Edit: Ah, now I've found it. The rice flour mix! It would contain RS for sure but not as much as raw potato starch if it's heated during processing. Do you make things out of it or just use it as a supplement?
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Good news: I found plantain flour on Amazon.
Bad news: it costs $65.50 for a one pound bag. Those chocolate chip cookie dough balls better be good!
LOL - you can get the same brand of plantain flour directly from Barry Farm for $2.99 a pound. Although they get you on the shipping. Amazon pricing can be a bit wacky sometimes!
I found this recipe on how to make your own plantain flour:
- Unripe plantains
What you do
Remove the skins from the plantains by cut off the top and bottom then make a slit along the side. prise the skin off. Slice the plantains into long strips.
Sun dry on cement slabs until all the moisture in the plantain is dried and the plantain is greyish white(This process could take week or so.
Ground the dried plantain into a fine powder and store for use.
- See more at: Plantain Flour (Elubo Ogede) | Nigeria Galleria
I can dry sliced green plantains in my dehydrator in 12 hours, and they're dry as a bone. I'm sure my Vitamix can grind that into flour!
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How about raw sweet potatoes, is there any indication of whether they are a good source of RS? I bought some sweet potato starch a while back. There's really no way to know how it was produced. But if it is used for cooking, it probably should be raw. It wouldn't be too hard to make some raw sweet potato flour by dehydrating sweet potatoes.
I have an old oven with a pilot light that keeps it barely warm and dry, more sanitary than leaving the plantain slices out on concrete in the tropical sun . By putting a heat source like a light bulb or a heating pad in a regular oven, a person could dehydrate food without a dehydrator.