I heard that plantains are toxic unless you cook them. Is this true?? I personally dont know why you would want to eat a plantain raw, they are too starchy. Feedback please!
Nope, Plantains have nothing toxic in them.
The person who told you that may have got them confused with cassava/manioc root which needs processing and cooking to remove a cyanide like substance.
Maybe you are confusing with cassava? Uncooked, they have potentially toxic concentrations of cyanogenic glucosides.
I also understand that plantains are reallyt inedible without cooking (wouldn't eat a raw potato either).
But, interestingly, they have really different characteristics depending on whether you cook them fairly green (potato-like) or so black/ripe you might be tempted to throw them away (sweet, a delicious dessert, esp. topped with sour cream).