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Are plantains classified in this WOE as fruit or starch (or both)?
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Frieda wrote:Are plantains classified in this WOE as fruit or starch (or both)?
I'd say the green ones are a starch. The riper they get, the starch turns to sugar.
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They can be either. Plantains are often called 'cooking bananas'. When they are green they are used as a starch not unlike potatoes. If you let them ripen the starch will convert to sugars and then they are used in sweet dishes.
I wait until the skin turns almost totally black and the plantain softens at which time the plantain is fully ripe, sweet and gooey but delicious.
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