Green Plantain Bananas
Inventory, 40 lbs : 3.30
This item was last sold on : 04/21/17
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.
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|Food Power To The Fifth||San Diego CA||619-200-1858|
|Wholesome Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-634-9573|
|Cow by Bear||San Diego CA||415-565-9989|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank - Oceanside||Oceanside CA||858-395-8809|
|The Shout House||San Diego CA||619-231-6700|
|Addison Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-350-7600|
|The Oceanaire Seafood Room||San Diego CA||619-858-2277|
|Casa Qero||Cardiff CA||760-944-4200|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Pastry||Carlsbad CA||760-431-8455|
|Don Chido||San Diego CA||619-232-8226|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
|Third Corner Encinitas||Encinitas CA||619-417-9251|
|Brigantine Corp||San Diego CA||858 926 9644|
|Lucky Bolt||Mira Mesa CA||917-969-9500|
|Chart House Restaurant Cardiff||Cardiff-by-the-Sea CA||760-436-4044|
|Pendry SD (Pool House)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Miss B's Coconut Club||San Diego CA||858-381-0855|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
Recipes that include Green Plantain Bananas. One is easiest, three is harder.
|My Colombian Recipes & International Flavors||Mofongo with Shrimp (Mashed Green Plantains with Shrimp)|
|Tastes Like Home||Garlicky Green Plantains|
|About My Beaches||Canoes for Dinner, Stuffed Yellow Plantain Boats with Pork Picadillo|
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