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Organic plantains?

bbq babe May 7, 2009 12:26 PM

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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    SteveG May 7, 2009 06:00 PM

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

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    1. re: SteveG
      bbq babe May 9, 2009 10:46 AM

      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
        xanadude May 10, 2009 01:54 AM

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

      2. Ruth Lafler May 7, 2009 12:46 PM

        I would call Alameda Natural Grocery and ask them.

        Alameda Natural Grocery
        1650 Park St, Alameda, CA

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