Fruits From A-Z

Plantain

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 81 g (125 mL)

  • High in potassium (378 mg per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin C (15% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin B6 (11% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of folacin (10% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Sodium-free (4 mg per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.2 g per serving)
Look For

Firm, heavy plantains. The skin may be green, yellow or black depending on its ripeness. When ripe, they have brown skin, dark spots and rough areas.

To Store

Refrigerate for a few days when very ripe and soft. If unripe, store uncovered in a dark cool area.

To Prepare

Wash and leave skins for baking. Peel and slice for sauting and mashing.

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