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Is platano vegan?

Platano is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is platano?

Plantains, or "plátanos" in Spanish, are a type of banana that is more starchy and less sweet than the typical banana fruit. They are commonly used as a staple food in Latin American and Caribbean cuisines, and can be cooked in a variety of ways. When green, plantains are firm and best suited for savory dishes such as tostones (fried and flattened plantain slices) or mofongo (mashed plantain with garlic and pork cracklings). When ripe, they become sweeter and can be used in desserts or eaten as a snack when cooked as maduros (sweet fried plantains). Plantains are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that adds depth and flavor to any dish.

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