Plantain States of Ripeness and Uses

Plantains are one of the most versatile foods you’ll find. Depending on their stage of ripeness – from green, yellow, dappled, black – they can be cooked for savory or sweet dishes. Packed with vitamin A and potassium, plantains are popular in the Caribbean and “To Cook Is To Love” cookbook author John Verlinden shares some of their creative uses for this widely available fruit that can pull double-duty as a vegetable.


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