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Green Plantain Bananas
Inventory, 40 lbs : 1.05
This item was last sold on : 03/02/21
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Green plantains are distinguished by their age. They are simply the younger immature stage of the fruit. Their peel is thin and they have a very firm and starchy textured, lean-flavored flesh due to their very low sugar content. As plantains ripen, they develop a sweet taste and their color changes from green to yellow to black.
Plantains are available year-round.
Plantains are botanically classified as Musa paradisiaca. Plantains are a staple food in tropical regions and are considered a cooking banana. Plantains are the tenth most important staple that feeds the world, sustaining large populations across the globe.
Plantains are considered a super food. They have more than twenty times the amount of vitamin A, about three times the vitamin C, double the magnesium, and almost twice the potassium as the common banana.
The Green plantain must be cooked to be truly edible. They can be fried, boiled, baked, pickled and grilled. Since green plantains are very hard and starchy, they are often prepared like potatoes. Green plantains, in fact are the chosen plantain for fried plantain chips. Green plantains are essentially treated as and substituted for potatoes. Thus, they can be used in recipes calling for potatoes and utilized alongside ingredients in which potatoes compliment. Pair with savory herbs, garlic, pork, poultry, both rich and mild cheese, other starchy vegetables such as corn and shelling beans, tropical fruits, cream, chiles, cumin and curry.
Plantains have a long and rich history. Alexander the Great found plantains in Pakistan in 327 B.C. Pliny the Elder referred to them as "the fruit of the wise". Plantains were first domesticated in Papua New Guinea any where from 5000 - 8000 B.C. As global trade expanded, plantains found themselves in China in 200 A.D and had reached Africa by the 6th century. Native to India, plantains are now grown commercially in the Caribbean Central Africa, West Africa and Florida.
Plantains are native to Southeast Asia, Southern Asia and West Africa, most specifically to the tropical regions of Nigeria and Ghana. Unlike bananas, Plantain plants do eventually expire production of fruit, yet they are among the longest producing of banana plants. A single plant may produce fruits up to fifty years depending on its tropical location.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Kettner Exchange Bar||San Diego CA|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Parkhouse Eatery||San Diego CA||619-295-7275|
|Bella Vista Social Club & Cafe||La Jolla CA||858-534-9624|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Miss B's Coconut Club||San Diego CA||858-381-0855|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-365-5655|
Recipes that include Green Plantain Bananas. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The Paleo Prize||Plantain Buns|
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Playa del Carmen
Near Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
About 83 days ago, 12/10/20
Sharer's comments : Love these fried :)
Supermercado MercanduNear Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Via santa Elena Calle 10A N36A Este-163 Km12 Medellin Antioquia
About 328 days ago, 4/09/20
Sharer's comments : Plátanos de la Costa Atlántica Colombiana
Jumbo Santa Fe
Jumbo Santa FeNear Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
Cra 43A N 7 Sur - 170
About 370 days ago, 2/28/20
Sharer's comments : Del caribe Colombiano para el mundo
Vons- La CostaNear San Marcos, California, United States
3439 Via Montebello Carlsbad CA 92009
About 681 days ago, 4/22/19
Leon Produce Market
Leon ProduceNear San Diego, California, United States
3004 Madison Ave, San Diego, Ca, 92116
About 723 days ago, 3/12/19
Sharer's comments : Green Plantain Bananas spotted at Leon Produce Market.
Food Land Supermarket
Foodland MercadoNear National City, California, United States
303 Highland Ave., National City, Ca., 91950
About 727 days ago, 3/08/19
Sharer's comments : Green Plantain Bananas spotted at Food Land Supermarket.
VonsNear San Diego, California, United States
515 W Washington Street, San Diego, Ca, 92103
About 730 days ago, 3/05/19
Sharer's comments : Green Plantain Bananas spotted at Vons.