Differences between Banana and Plantain
2016-12-24 by sherry
Plantain is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa. The fruit they produce is generally used for cooking, in contrast to the soft, sweet banana. There is no formal botanical distinction between bananas and plantains, and the use of either term is based purely on how the fruits are consumed.
Banana is known for eating and tropical fruit. It is rich in protein, vitamins, trace elements, as well as food fiber, is the fruit of the nutritional quality. But there is a kind of food which has same shape, color to banana, this food is plantain, in the south of China it is very common, and in the supermarket of north of China also often sell.
Banana and plantain belong Musaceae, they are very similar in shape, color and flavor. From the exterior, banana ridge, oblong shape, short stalk, immature green, mature into a golden yellow, flesh is yellowish white, nearly circular cross section. Plantain is longer, thicker than banana, one side of plantain is bigger , the other side is smaller, the fruit stalk is long, peel is greyish yellow, The flesh is milky white, and the cross section is flat and round. Tell from the taste, banana taste sweet, the plantian pulp delicate slippery, but with some sour aftertaste.
Compared to plantain and banana, nutritional value is also similar, belong to high potassium foods, magnesium content is very rich. Modern medical science comfirm that Potassium can maintain normal blood pressure and heart rate, prevent the rise of blood pressure and muscle spasm, and magnesium has the effect of eliminating fatigue.
But, No matter what kind of banana to buy, should be as far as possible in 4 - 3 days to eat, and no need to put in the refrigerator, stored at room temperature of 16 degrees celsius.
If you want a long shelf life banana, banana chips or plantain chips is a good chose. Because the nutrition of dried food is as well as fruits, and after seasoning, it is more delicious than banana. Gelgoog can provide you Banana/Plantain Chips Productiion Line
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