Choose plantains that are not moldy or cracked. Plantains should be firm when green, yield to gentle pressure when yellow and slightly soft when ripe (black).
Store plantains at room temperature in well ventilated area. Green plantains will ripen slowly over several days to weeks. Use within a few days once ripe.
Fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, an excellent source of vitamins A and C and a good source of potassium.