Frieda's Specialty Produce - Plantain Banana

Overview

What is a Plantain?

  • Plantains are botanically classified as a fruit but are mostly served as a vegetable side dish. They are thick-skinned, ranging from green to yellow to brown-black with a cream to salmon-colored interior flesh. Cooked when green, they have a starchy taste with no banana overtones. When cooked ripe, plantains have a sweet banana taste with a softer texture.

How to Eat

  • When green, bake, slice, fry, or add to soups and stews. When more yellow, bake or sauté and add brown sugar, cinnamon or dash of lemon juice.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of potassium.

How to Choose

  • Choose plantains that are firm.

How to Store

  • Store at room temperature until ready to use. Do not refrigerate until they are at a desired stage of ripeness.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Mexico, Central and South America

Recipes