Yellow Plantain Bananas
Inventory, 40 lbs : 2.59
This item was last sold on : 04/29/17
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 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 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.
|Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank - Oceanside||Oceanside CA||858-395-8809|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|The Brew Project||San Diego CA||425-268-0349|
|Brigantine Corp||San Diego CA||858 926 9644|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Sorority Cuisine - Alpha Phi||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Lena Craft Mexican||La Jolla CA||858-263-4190|
|Paradise Point Resort Main Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Red Card Cafe||San Diego CA||858-291-8030|
|Snake Oil Cocktail Company LLC||San Diego CA||858-754-9173|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Harvest Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-709-0938|
|K&L Neighborhood Eateries||San Diego CA||619-964-3778|
|Cow by Bear||San Diego CA||415-565-9989|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Miramar||San Diego CA||858-790-6900|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Agave Coffee and Cafe||Chula Vista CA||619-427-2250|
|Caramel Collective||San Diego CA||206-595-5504|
|Sorority Cuisine - SAE||San Diego CA||310-402-6195|
|Mesa College||San Diego CA||619-388-2240|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Urge American Gastropub - RB||San Diego CA||858-673-8743|
|Common Theory||San Diego CA||858-707-7016|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-3003|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|The Patio Express (Mission Hills)||San Diego CA||619-377-0340|
|Wet Stone Winebar and Cafe||San Diego CA||619-255-2856|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Juniper & Ivy Bar||San Diego CA||858-481-3666|
|Fresh and Fit Meals||National City CA||858-805-5949|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
Recipes that include Yellow Plantain Bananas. One is easiest, three is harder.
|I Breathe I'm Hungry||Carribean Shrimp with Plantains and Mango|
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