Plantain

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Plantain

Plantains are fruits that are very similar to bananas, but are used for different culinary purposes. They are originally from Southeast Asia, but have become a staple food of Latin American countries in the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Plantains differ from regular bananas because of their firmness and sugar content and are used both when under and over ripe in a number of different traditional recipes from around the world.

Names: Plantain, Platano

Source: Ecuador, Nicaragua, Cost Rica, Guatemala, Honduras.

Handling: Stored at approximately 45°F in relatively dry environment. Has a long shelf life.

Varieties: Barraganete, Curare Enano


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 3.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat .4g 1%
Saturated Fat .1g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Sugars 15g
Protein 1.3g 3%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.