How to cook Plantain
Although plantains are fruits, they’re classified as ‘starchy carbs’ with potatoes. Plantain are also known as cooking bananas. They can be eaten at any stage of ripening. When they are green and hard you can boil them and eat them like potatoes. However, they are best when ripe and softer – bake them whole or slice them and shallow fry them to get all the delicious sweet flavours.
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What are the health benefits?
Plantains are a source of potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. They don't count towards one of our 5-a-day though, as they are classified in the starchy carb food group.