Chiquita plantains

Chiquita Plantains: they look like fruit, but eat like veggies!

They look a lot like over-sized bananas with thicker peels, but Chiquita Plantains are usually fried, grilled, or baked in much the same way that you prepare potatoes.

A plantain is not a banana, but a starchy relative that is usually served grilled, baked, boiled or fried in both sweet and savory side dishes. Plantains are available all year round – if you can’t find them at your local grocery store, just ask the produce manager to stock them.

Delicious plantains are a traditional staple food in many tropical cultures. They’re perfect to use at any stage of ripeness when properly prepared, as either a main or side dish, a snack, or a dessert. Learn how to make exciting new plantain recipes, and take your family on a mini-vacation to paradise!

Nutritional facts

Chiquita Plantains are a tasty substitute for traditional root vegetables like carrots and turnips.

Green fruit, or fruit that is just turning yellow, is starchy like a sweet potato and is great for frying. Plantains can be cooked in many ways – just check our recipes to find out what’s recommended at each stage of ripeness.

Serving size 1 medium raw (174 g)

  • Calories 22

  • Total fat 0.5 g

  • Sodium 5 mg

  • Potassium 890 mg

  • Total carbohydrate 57 g

    • Dietary Fiber 4 g

    • Sugars 10 g

  • Protein 2 g

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