HOW TO PRESERVE UNRIPE PLANTAIN FROM GETTING RIPE
Preserving plantain is one of the easiest thing to do. Most people, after purchasing a bunch of plantains or cutting it down from tree, they’ll store in a warm place to hasten the ripening and in less than a month all will be ripe in which they’ll have no other option than to consume.
So how do we solve this problem? How can we preserve an unripe plantain untill we are ready to consume it? This now brings us to the main content of this article. First, let me explain to you what a plantain means.
Plantains is a plant of the genus Plantago, with a rosette of sessile leaves about 10 cm long with a narrow part instead of a petiole, and with a spike inflorescence with the flower spacing varying widely among the species.
Can we preserve a ripe plantain?
The answer to this question is NO. Why? Because a ripe plantain is ready for consumption and should be made use of as soon as possible to prevent it from spoiling.
How to preserve an unripe Plantain
Now that you’ve understood the meaning of a plantain, let’s head to the content of this article telling how to preserve an unripe plantain.
- Unripe Plantain
- Fill in the basin with water
- Put the plantain in the basin of water. To keep plantain fresh and green, immerse the whole plantain into a basin of water at room temperature. This will reduce the enzyme activities in the Plantain and allow it to remain fresh and green for long.
- Leave the unripe plantain in the water for as long as you want until you are ready to consume. When you’re ready to use, peel off the skin as usual and cook as you desired.
- Green plantains can easily become ripe at room temperature if not used immediately.
Another way to prevent them from getting ripe easily is to preserve properly in the fridge.