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When are Plantains Ripe

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When are Plantains Ripe

Plantains resemble the banana, but are very different. First, plantains are not actually a fruit. Second, they do not ripen as quickly as bananas. Plantains can take up to a month to ripen from the time they are picked. You will know if they are ripe because the plantain's skin becomes a dark brown or black color. At this stage the plantains are sweet and ready to use in your favorite recipe.

   

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