The Plantain is from the family of the Musaceae. It acquires its color depending on its ripening point. They can be consumed at any time. This is different from Habanos bananas or bananas.
It can be noticed in the firm texture to the touch, bright green or light green color with yellow (painted), without black spots or coffees. When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
The Plantain is exclusively of culinary use. It is usually prepared as a garnish in the same way as potatoes (potatoes) and vegetables (cooked, fried) and can also be used as an ingredient in certain soups and stews. Their preparation depends on their ripening point. In several tropical countries, the male plantain is used to produce a flour that is utilized for the elaboration of bread, obtained by dehydration of the pulp and is of high nutritional value.
The plantain (green or painted) is stored in the “vegetable drawer” of the refrigerator, unpeeled and inside a plastic bag a little open or perforated. Never without a bag because it burns the shell, it gets black and is difficult to peel. The duration depends on its freshness at the time of the purchase.
12-15 days without peeling
The green Plantain for easy peeling, when removed from the refrigerator, the ends are cut, placed in the microwave for one (1) minute (each banana separately). -Allow to cool until warm. -then make several cuts around end to end and remove the shell. -To prevent the banana’s sticky liquid from staining the microwave, place it on a plastic bag for disposal and in the hands apply a little vegetable cooking oil, before peeling or putting on gloves. Nutrients and properties: with it male green plantain, flour is made with high nutrient content. (See nutrient content and its benefits in vegetables).
Be careful with the milky liquid that drops the green male banana, because it stains the clothes. Periodically check the condition of the product, its storage and conservation, to be able to consume it in time.