When is a plantain ripe?

Answer Plaintains can be used in various stages of ripeness, though their flavor changes over time as starches turn to sugars. When a plantain is green, it is very starchy and fibrous. As the fruit blacke... 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 »

Where did the plantain originate?

Plantains are thought to have originated on the continent of Africa and were brought to India and parts of Southeast Asia through trade routes. It is widely thought that Caribbean plantains were br... 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 »

Uses for Plantain Stems?

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 »