Plantains are much larger than regular bananas. The skin is hard and can be yellow, green or reddish in color. Plantains cannot be eaten raw, unlike ordinary bananas.
Plantain is best when the skin has turned completely black. Remove the peel and cook or fry the banana. Note: you cannot eat plantain raw. Unripe plantains can also be used. Then the bananas have to be washed after peeling. Also, the cooking or baking time will be longer if the banana is not yet ripe.
The plantain comes mainly from South America and is also eaten there as the main ingredient of the meal. Our plantains come from Ecuador.