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What is a plantain? The plantain is considered a cousin of the banana. However, it is best known as a vegetable rather than a fruit because it is larger in size and can not be eaten raw. The plantains are picked and processed green, sliced into thin chips, cooked in pure vegetable oil and packaged ready to eat. When the plantain is fried, the product is unique in its own way, having a natural and distinctly delicious flavor which makes it “the alternative snack.”

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