August 20, 2018 - Washington Post
In fact, plantains have a lot more in common with potatoes than bananas. â€śAll cultures have their starches,â€ť Diaz says, and in Latin America and the Caribbean, plantains are a featured starch. Theyâ€™re also used for much more than sweets, she says. Plantains are especially versatile because as the outside color changes, so does the flavor, color and texture of the flesh.