Plantains

Plantains belong to the same family as bananas, though plantains are firmer and have lower sugar levels than regular bananas. Alexander the Great introduced these fantastic fruits to Europe around 300 BC; at different times in history their seeds were used as food for medicinal herbs. They are now widely used in cooking in tropical regions around the world, including Africa, South America, South-east Asia, India, and the Caribbean.  Plantains have proven their versatility through their use in myriad dishes. They can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, or fried. Their texture and starchin..

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