What is it?
Plantains can best be described as a large green banana. Inside the fruit is a pale yellow color and the texture is more firm than a banana. Unlike, a banana, plantains are only suitable to eat when cooked. They are not sweet like bananas, but instead have a bland vegetable taste.
Where does it grow?
Plantains are native to India, but can be found in most tropical climates. They are most popular in the Caribbean and are a staple ingredient in African and Cuban food.
How to eat it?
Plantains are typically used more as a vegetable than a fruit. They should be cooked before consuming. Common methods of cooking are frying, boiling, grilling, steamed or baked.