Yellow Plantain Bananas
Inventory, 40 lbs : 2.85
This item was last sold on : 06/25/17
Yellow plantains are characterized by the age of the fruit. They are essentially at the middle stage of the fruit's maturity. Yellow plantains have a slightly firm and starchy texture, mild, almost insipid flavor and lower sugar content. If a Yellow plantain is left to ripen, it will develop a sweet taste and its color will change from yellow to black.
Yellow plantains are available year-round.
Plantains, botanical name Musa paradisiaca, are the fruit of the same species as bananas as there are no clear distinctions between bananas and plantains other than bananas are for fresh eating and plantains are considered cooking bananas. Plantains are a staple food in tropical regions, sustaining large populations in developing countries. They are the tenth most important staple that feeds the world.
Yellow plantains are often mashed, grilled over coals and baked due to their stage of maturity. They are the choice plantain for caramelizing, often as a sweet addition to savory dishes, especially in Caribbean cuisines, specifically Cuban. Yellow plantains are complimented by ingredients such as coconut, vanilla, cream, melting cheeses, chiles, citrus, chicken, pork, black beans, pineapple, mango, shrimp, tofu and herbs such as cilantro and mint.
Plantains are a Latin American and Caribbean staple. They are an inexpensive substitute for potatoes and rice in many Latin American dishes, including Mexican cuisine where tortillas are filled with cooked plantains.
Plantains are native to Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Africa, specifically tropical regions of Nigeria and Ghana. Plantain plants do eventually expire production of fruit, yet they are among the longest producing of banana plants. A single plant may produce fruits up to fifty years depending on its tropical location.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Toronado San Diego||San Diego CA||619-719-6924|
|Fresh and Fit Meals||National City CA||858-805-5949|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Liberty Advance||Boulevard CA||619-766-3384|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Casa Qero||Cardiff CA||760-944-4200|
|Pendry SD (Pendry Banquets)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Bracero Cocina de Raiz||San Diego CA||619-756-7864|
|Caramel Collective||San Diego CA||206-595-5504|
|Love Boat Sushi-San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-471-7722|
|Aztec The Garden||San Diego CA||619-719-6924|
|Lena Craft Mexican||La Jolla CA||858-263-4190|
|Rubicon Deli India Street||San Diego CA||619-200-4201|
|K&L Neighborhood Eateries||San Diego CA||619-964-3778|
|Romesco Cocina||San Diego CA||619-756-7864|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-3003|
|Harvest Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-709-0938|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Sara Polczynski (Seasoned Plates)||San Diego CA||619-757-8924|
|Green Dragon Tavern & Museum||Carlsbad CA||760-797-5579|
|Double Standard Kitchenetta||San Diego CA||619-269-9676|
|Red Door (Bar)||San Diego CA||619-295-6000|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Renaissance Food Co.||San Diego CA||619-582-1176|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Aztec Shop Catering||San Diego CA||619 594-3576|
|Voltaire Beach House||San Diego CA||619-574-6878|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Wet Stone Winebar and Cafe||San Diego CA||619-255-2856|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Two Seven Eight||San Diego CA||619-278-0080|
Recipes that include Yellow Plantain Bananas. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Hope for Healing||Black Bean and Plantain Burgers with Honey Lime Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries|
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