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Ripe Plantain

When plantains are allowed to ripen fully until their skin becomes almost completely black, as in the photo to the left, most of their starch turns to sugar.  Then they can be peeled with a knife and eaten raw, as is, cut into fruit salads, or even made into a non-dairy, whole fruit "ice cream."  See our plantain recipes.  (To enlarge the photo of the plantain, click on the photo or link)

To peel a ripe plantain, we suggest first cutting off the two ends.  Then slit the skin from end to end, being careful not to cut too deeply into the plantain flesh (inner fruit).  Then beginning at one end, start peeling the skin away from the inner fruit, working down along the slit.  Finally, peel the skin away from the inner fruit, as shown in the photo to the right.  (To enlarge the photo of the plantain, click on the photo or link)

On the metal baking pan (photo-left) are sliced frozen plantain pieces.  These frozen slices can be stored in tightly sealed freezer bags or containers until you are ready to use them in a mixed fruit recipe or in making a frozen plantain cream dessert.  (To enlarge the photo of the plantain, click on the photo or link)


The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!  (d-30)

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