You might be wondering……
what in the world is a plantain?
Below is an image of a ripe plantain. They are part of the banana family.
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If you have never eaten plantains before, I highly recommend you give them a try. Most people like them. Commonly eaten in Africa, Caribbean Islands, South America and Central America.
Unripe plantains are green and very firm. Overripe plantains are soft and on its way to turning completely black. Just like bananas, ripe and unripe plantains do not taste the same. They can be served as a sweet or savory meal. It is the most versatile fruit I know of.
Photo Credit: Pioneer Woman
You won’t know this, but plantain is my staple meal and I eat one like every day. Utterly obsessed with them!!!
Why? Besides eating plantains ever since I was kid (usually fried), they are considered to be a nutrient-dense carbohydrate.
A nutrient-dense meal consists of complex carbs, vegetables, healthy fats and protein.
If you are a plantain lover, what’s your favorite way to eat them?
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