Is plantain seasonal or is it available all year round?

Food From Home supplies plantain to the South African market all year round. Please enquire at your local stockists regarding availability. While Food From Home aims to provide stock of raw plantain and Plantain Chips all year round, delays may occur due to weather events or import challenges.

Where can I buy plantain or plantain chips in South Africa?

Check our list of stockist for raw plantain and plantain chips here.

Are Food From Home’s Plantain Chips compatible with a gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or Paleo diet?

Our Plantain Chips suit all diets, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and Paleo.

What are the best uses of raw plantain?

Green unripe plantain is firm and starchy and can be used as a potato substitute. It is usually fried although it can also be boiled or mashed. Yellow plantain is sweet in flavour and is usually fried, baked, grilled or mashed. Black plantain is sweet with a soft texture and is mainly used as a fried dessert.

What are some of the health benefits of Plantain?

Great source of vitamin B6, which supports energy metabolism.
Excellent source of vitamin C, which supports a healthy immune system.
Good source of potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure.
Excellent source of vitamin A, which supports healthy vision.
Good source of fibre, which supports heart health.
Good source of magnesium, which supports energy metabolism.
Good source of folate, which helps maintain a healthy heart.

What can I make with plantain?

Plantain can be cooked green, semi-ripe or fully-ripe. Treat it like a starchy vegetable and use it in savoury or sweet dishes. You can simmer it in a soup or turn it into mash, or amplify its subtle taste by roasting or frying it. Plantain acts as a foil for rich flavours such as spicy meat or bean stews. Salted fried plantain chips are a popular snack in the Caribbean. Browse some recipes.

How is plantain eaten?

Plantain is starchy and is inedible raw. It can be boiled, baked or fried. Plantain may be green, yellow or very dark in colour, depending on its variety and ripeness.

Where can I find plantain?

Food From Home makes plantain available at various outlets throughout South Africa. Use our store locator to find the outlet closest to you.

I cannot find plantain in the usual stores. Where is my plantain?!

Food From Home strives to maintain a constant and uninterrupted supply of premium-quality fresh plantain to valued clients. Unfortunately, stock shortages may occur for brief periods due to circumstances beyond our control, such as delays at ports due to high winds or port congestion, industrial action by the transporters or damage to consignments in transit.

Where can I find Plantain Chips?

Food From Home’s Plantain Chips are available at various outlets throughout South Africa.
Use our store locator to find the outlet closest to you.