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Plantain Banana

A tropical fruit that sometimes gets mistaken for a banana. It is starchy with a slightly-sweet taste and low sugar content and is typically used in cooked applications.

Alternative Names

Plátano

Category

Tropical Fruit

Origin

Africa-West, Asia-South

Flavor

Mild, Nutty, Sweet-Slightly, Vegetal

Texture

Firm, Starchy

Prep Methods

Cut/Slice, Dredge/Bread, Mash/Purée, Peel, Pickle

Cooking Method

Bake, Barbecue/Grill, Boil/Simmer, Braise, Fry/Deep-fry, Roast

Uses

see categorized dishes

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