How Can You Tell When a Plantain Is Ripe?


A plantain will ripen a lot slower than a banana. Plantains don't have as much moisture. When a plantain is ripe the peel will be black and very wrinkly.
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How to Tell When a Plantain Is Ripe
Plantains have a starch-to-sugar ratio that favors cooking, and are often used in their tropical growing areas as potatoes are in colder climates. It can take plantains three to four weeks to fully ripen after harvesting, so greenish yellow plantains... More »
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