Banana - Plantain

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Country of Origin: Southeast Asia
Class / Cat: 
1 (Premium Quality)
Average Weight: 370 Grams


Give an edge to pancake day by frying up some plantain! When fried, the edges of the fruit slices become crispy and caramelised like a butter-fried pancake – delicious. Interestingly, the plantain plant is actually considered a gigantic herb rather than a tree. The fruit is similar to a common banana, but larger.


It’s thought that plantain originated in Southeast Asia, coming from the horn plantain and the french plantain. Nowadays, plantains account for roughly 85% of worldwide banana cultivation. 


Plantain grows in various areas of the world, including India, Africa, and tropical America.

Flavours & Texture

Unripened or green plantains have a starchy, bland taste and texture, similar to cooking bananas or potatoes. Once ripened and yellow, they develop a smooth, creamy texture and a sweeter flavour. You may find that, when partially ripe, plantain resembles sweet potato.


Plantain is best enjoyed when cooked. Whilst unripe, you can slice and fry plantain to make chips or fake pancakes. When ripened, plantain can be boiled and mashed for a potato-like ingredient. Plantain can be eaten raw, but it’s not recommended.

Nutritional Value

Plantain is rich in carbohydrates, meaning they provide lasting energy. The fruit is also a good source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

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We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

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England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..


Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
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  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

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