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Plantain vs. Banana


  • Requires cooking as it is not suitable raw
  • Firm and low in sugar
  • Staple food in tropical countries and used as a type of vegetable similar to pototoes
  • thicker skin
  • Starts green and turns yellow or black when ripe


  • Usually eaten raw
  • Soft and sweet
  • Universally treated as a fruit
  • Thinner skinned
  • Starts green and turns yellow when ripe

What's the difference between plantain and banana?

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