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Plantains

Other names: plantanos, tostones

About Plantains The plantain (or platanos) is a starchy banana, musa paradisiaca, which is eaten cooked as a vegetable rather than a raw fruit. Plantain are eaten in most tropical countries of the world. The largest exporters of bananas are the northern portions of South America as well as Central America.
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1 1/4 lb   =   2 medium, 2 1/2 cups sliced & cooked

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