Plantain looks similar to a banana, but they are low in sugar and have higher levels of starch. For this reason, they are generally eaten cooked as there is too much starch in them to be eaten raw. It is their low levels of sugar that give them their green colour. Plantain is a highly nutritious plant that It is native to India and Latin American countries. Although they are technically a fruit, they are often treated like vegetable and used as a side dish to accompany other vegetables or meat. They are delicious when sliced and fried to make plantain chips, or roasted with a sweet and sticky sauce.
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