Where Can I Get Plantain In South Africa

What is a Plantain?

Cooking bananas are banana cultivars in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used in cooking. They may be eaten ripe or unripe and are generally starchy. Many cooking bananas are referred to as plantains or green bananas.

Where Can I Get Plantain In South Africa?

Food From Home (Pty) Ltd

Address: Unit 2 Prolecon Rd, Prolecon, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 3:30 pm

Phone: +27 11 338 6007

Urban Ethnic Market

Address: Shop 8, 309 Pendoring Rd, Blackheath, Randburg, 2195, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6 pm

Phone: +27 11 678 0554

Pretorious Central Supermarket & Fresh Food

Address: 367 Pretorius St, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 9 pm

Baba Africa Supermarket

Address: Pretoria Ave, Randburg, Johannesburg, 2194, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 7 pm

Phone: +27 11 051 8121

Do you get plantain in South Africa?

Our technology and high standards ensure that fresh, premium-quality fruit arrives on South African shores and can be found in local stores year-round. Since 2016, we have imported and distributed 1,000 tons of fresh plantains in South Africa every year.

What is unripe plantain in South Africa?

Green unripe plantain is firm and starchy and can be used as a potato substitute. It is usually fried although it can also be boiled or mashed.

Yellow plantain is sweet in flavor and is usually fried, baked, grilled or mashed. Black plantain is sweet with a soft texture and is mainly used as a fried dessert.

Is it healthy to eat raw plantain?

 Yes, eating raw, ripe plantains is normally safe. They are a wonderful source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

What is the healthiest way to eat plantains?

If you’re looking for a healthier preparation method, consider baking your plantains instead of frying them. Once peeled, the plantain can be baked whole or in slices. You can also add spices and seasoning, such as salt, cayenne, or cinnamon.