In general, a plantain is a vegetable that belongs to a banana family. As a Musaceae member, it is starchy in nature. It should be cooked before the use because it is not edible in raw form. Just like the way banana, it is a perennial herbaceous plant that emerges from underground.
The size of a plantain depends upon the type of cultivar but normally the measurement is about 3 to 10 inches. It can be served as an alternate of potatoes. It is a vegetable that is very much popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries. It is a source of food that is less sweet in nature and has the aroma just like the banana. There are complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals present in it. Consumption of this veggie is very much good for the heart and its health.