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May 7, 2009 12:26 PM

Organic plantains?

Hi Hounds,

I just baked my first plantain and must have more!

The problem is I know bananas are sprayed with really bad pesticides and I'm concerned that
plantains are also. Berkeley Bowl and Whole Foods have organic bananas but not plantains.
$1.69 a pound at both places. Please point me toward the organic plantains (pref. in the East Bay) or failing that really cheap regular ones and I will satisfy my new found craving VERY occasionally.


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  1. I would call Alameda Natural Grocery and ask them.

    Alameda Natural Grocery
    1650 Park St, Alameda, CA

    1. I thought organic mattered less for things like onions and bananas that you peel completely before eating?

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      1. re: SteveG

        Thanks for the tip, Ruth. I'll check it out.

        Steve: Different sources say different things on this issue.
        Considering that I taste a bitterness in most non-organic bananas that is not present in the organic ones, I'd rather play it safe.

        1. re: SteveG

          That's correct, more or less, but it's also better for the workers/environment.