Uses for Plantain Stems?

Answer The stem of a plantain or banana plant contain fibers rich in medicinal qualities. Musa x paradisiaca is the scientific name for this plant. You can use the stem and peel fiber to make tea, though ... Read More »

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Uses for the Woody Stems of the Asparagus Plant?

Most cooks throw out the woody bottom part of an asparagus stalk for fear that it is hard and flavorless. There are many recipes, however, that use the harder stem. When boiled long enough and cut ... Read More »

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 »

Can you eat plantain bananas raw?

On One Hand: Certain Plantains Can Be Eaten RawThere are different varieties of plantains, and the sweeter or softer the plantain is, the better it will taste raw, and the easier it will be on the ... Read More »