Plantains are also known as the cooking banana, or Platano. We ship plantains in various stages, from hard green to almost black. Green plantains are somewhat starchy.  Yellow are sweeter, and black are sweeter yet.  They are used in a number of ripened stages depending upon the application: from deep-frying into chips, to mashing into potato pancake-like side dishes. Please specify/order the stage you prefer and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.