Why do people think plantains can't be eaten raw?

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Bitter raw potato tastes turn most people off. But if you like it.....

  • Goerge
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    plυмdυмplιngѕ is right. Someone could buy some plantains and then when they bite into it, they bite into what feels like a very starchy raw potato and then the bitterness smacks them sideways. 

    That could give someone an indication they shouldn't be eaten raw. While they can be eaten raw without worry, I don't think they can be enjoyed raw. 

  • I don't believe people fear raw plantains. I think they just don't like the idea of eating something that tastes like a bitter raw potato. But if it floats your boat - go for it.

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