Simply Natural Plantains are a fun filled cultural experience in their own right. Though similar in appearance, this larger cousin of the banana is treated much more like a vegetable in the kitchen than a fruit, and is considered a staple in most Spanish cultures. Whether green or black, plantains are rich in nutrients and offer distinct, bold flavors ranging from starchy to sweet and caramelized.
As a very versatile ingredient in cuisine, it can be prepared in a variety of manners such as mashed plantain, fried chips, and even in lasagna. This fruit’s sweetness increases as the fruit ripens and darkens.