How to Cultivate Plantain?

Answer Plantains are the green, starchy cousins of the banana. Unlike bananas, plantains are not sweet and are eaten cooked, rather than raw. Originating in southeast Asia, plantains are now grown in subt... Read More »

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Can you eat a plantain raw?

On One Hand: Yes, You Can Eat Raw PlantainsPlantains are most often fried or baked, because doing so breaks down some of the starch that makes it rough on the digestive system to eat them raw. Eati... Read More »

Plantain Plant?

The plantain (Plantago major) is a perennial, herbaceous plant native to Europe and naturalized throughout the Americas. Its name is derived from the Latin plantago, meaning "sole of the foot." ... Read More »

How to Peel a Plantain?

Plantains are known also as "cooking bananas". Coarser in texture and more savory in flavor than bananas, they're in need of cooking before you use them, usually for the first or main course meals.... Read More »

When Is a Plantain Ready?

The plantain, sometimes referred to as the cooking banana, is most commonly consumed in Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. It contains more starch than a banana and is used as an ingredient in ... Read More »