Plantains are fruits that are similar to bananas but are used for different culinary purposes. They are originally from Southeast Asia but have become a staple food for Latin American countries in the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Plantains differ from regular bananas because of their firmness and sugar content. They are used both when under and over ripe in a number of different traditional recipes from around the world.
Stored at approximately 45- 50°F in relatively dry environment.