Fresh Plantains

About the Produce

The World of Plantains

Discover the delicious and versatile world of plantains at Nelson Family Farms. These starchy, banana-like fruits are a staple in many Latin American and Caribbean cuisines, and are gaining popularity around the world for their unique flavor and nutritional benefits.

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Peak Season

Plantains are available year round at Nelson Family Farms, so you can enjoy them in your favorite dishes any time of the year.
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Nutritional Value

Nutritional Benefits of Plantains

Plantains are a great source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. They are also low in fat and cholesterol, making them a healthy addition to any diet.
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Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Plantains

In addition to their nutritional value, plantains also offer a range of health benefits. They can help regulate blood sugar levels, improve digestion, and boost the immune system.

Peak Season

Seasonal Uses for Plantains

While plantains are available year round, they are often used in traditional dishes during certain seasons. In the summer, they are commonly used in refreshing salads and smoothies, while in the winter they are often used in hearty stews and soups.
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Varieties We Carry*

Green plantains are the most commonly found variety, but we also offer a variety of other plantains such as red and yellow. Each variety has its own unique flavor and texture, so be sure to try them all!
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FAQs for
Plantains are larger and starchier than bananas, and are typically cooked before eating. They also have a lower sugar content and are more versatile in cooking.
Plantains are typically ripe when they have turned yellow with black spots. They can also be used when they are green, but they will be less sweet and more starchy.
Plantains can be boiled, fried, baked, or grilled. They can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, and are a great addition to any meal.
Yes, plantains are naturally gluten-free and can be enjoyed by those with gluten sensitivities or allergies.
Yes, we offer organic plantains that are grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals.

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