The plantain is larger and broader than the ordinary banana. It tastes a lot heartier than the banana that we know. It starts green and becomes more yellow as it ripens. Don’t throw it away when it gets black spots or even becomes completely black, that’s when the sweetness really comes through and you can use it as a dessert. This banana is at its best as a side dish instead of potatoes for example, or as sweet puree as they do on Curacao.

Cooking with green plantains:

Before you start using it, you just have to rinse the banana. You can cook it (about 15 to 20 minutes ), fry it or bake it like you would bake a potato. The skin is not very pleasant to eat. Cut it into slices and fry the chips as a healthy snack!

Is green plantain healthy?

It is rich in fibers so it’s good for your bowels. Eat it instead of potatoes and you’ll keep feeling full for longer.

Keep green plantain:

At room temperature the plantain remains eatable for about a week.

In The Netherlands you can buy Belicious green plantain at supermarkets and tropical groceries. 

Belicious Vitamin C Baking Cooking Sweet
Per 100 grams