Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) is one of the less sweet cultivated varieties of the genus Musa. Plantain are grown in the tropical regions of the world. Plantains are typically eaten cooked, sometimes along with their leaves and fibers, and are usually large, angular and starchy, in contrast to bananas, which are typically eaten raw and without the peel, usually being smaller, more rounded and sugary.They can also be baked, microwaved or grilled over charcoal, peeled or still in the peel.An average plantain has about 220 calories and is a good source of potassium and dietary fiber.
Plantains are a major food staple in West and Central Africa, Central America, the Caribbean islands and northern, coastal parts of South America. Their attractiveness as food is that they fruit all year round, making them a reliable all-season staple food.
Product of Equador (Calypso)