Baby Green Zucchini Squash
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Green Plantain Bananas
Inventory, 40 lbs : 4.46
This item was last sold on : 07/19/17
Green plantains are distinguished by their age. They are simply the younger immature stage of the fruit. Their peel is thin and they have a very firm and starchy textured, lean-flavored flesh due to their very low sugar content. As plantains ripen, they develop a sweet taste and their color changes from green to yellow to black.
Plantains are available year-round.
Plantains are botanically classified as Musa paradisiaca. Plantains are a staple food in tropical regions and are considered a cooking banana. Plantains are the tenth most important staple that feeds the world, sustaining large populations across the globe.
Plantains are considered a super food. They have more than twenty times the amount of vitamin A, about three times the vitamin C, double the magnesium, and almost twice the potassium as the common banana.
The Green plantain must be cooked to be truly edible. They can be fried, boiled, baked, pickled and grilled. Since green plantains are very hard and starchy, they are often prepared like potatoes. Green plantains, in fact are the chosen plantain for fried plantain chips. Green plantains are essentially treated as and substituted for potatoes. Thus, they can be used in recipes calling for potatoes and utilized alongside ingredients in which potatoes compliment. Pair with savory herbs, garlic, pork, poultry, both rich and mild cheese, other starchy vegetables such as corn and shelling beans, tropical fruits, cream, chiles, cumin and curry.
Plantains have a long and rich history. Alexander the Great found plantains in Pakistan in 327 B.C. Pliny the Elder referred to them as "the fruit of the wise". Plantains were first domesticated in Papua New Guinea any where from 5000 - 8000 B.C. As global trade expanded, plantains found themselves in China in 200 A.D and had reached Africa by the 6th century. Native to India, plantains are now grown commercially in the Caribbean Central Africa, West Africa and Florida.
Plantains are native to Southeast Asia, Southern Asia and West Africa, most specifically to the tropical regions of Nigeria and Ghana. Unlike bananas, Plantain plants do eventually expire production of fruit, yet they are among the longest producing of banana plants. A single plant may produce fruits up to fifty years depending on its tropical location.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Sur La Table-La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-228-1116|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Chart House Restaurant Cardiff||Cardiff-by-the-Sea CA||760-436-4044|
|Pendry SD (Lion Fish)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|California Center for the Arts||Escondido CA||760-839-4107|
|Miss B's Coconut Club||San Diego CA||858-381-0855|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-3003|
|Pendry SD (Pool House)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Pastry||Carlsbad CA||760-431-8455|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Healthy Creations-Encinitas||Encinitas CA||760-479-0500|
|The Oceanaire Seafood Room||San Diego CA||619-858-2277|
|Casa Qero||Cardiff CA||760-944-4200|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Saint Mark Golf and Resort, LLC||San Marcos CA||858-273-8440|
|Don Chido||San Diego CA||619-232-8226|
|The Bier Garden||Encinitas CA||760-632-2437|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
Recipes that include Green Plantain Bananas. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Natural Kitchen Adventures||Plantain Tuna Cakes|
|Honest Cooking||Puerto Rican Garlic Tostones with Beans and Rice|
|Preparing it Paleo||Plantain Almond Flour Pancakes or Waffles|
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