Does anyone know how to get plantains ripe fast ?
Abuja market women are 100% guilty of using cabide. I have eaten plantain ripened with cabide.
It doesnt taste well.
The skin blackens and hardens easily while the skin becomes permanently glued to the plantian.
Like have been stated above, its better to wrap with a black nylon and keep in the cooler. Mind you, immatured plantain will not "force- ripen" easily. It will first mature before it ripens.
My sentiments too, but strangely enough some unscrupulous farmers/market women use the same formular to forcefully ripen the fruits they sell to us here in Naija.
@OP/all, rather than use calbide wrap fresh chilli pepper with the plantain in a black nylon and keep in a dark place. 24hrs, 36 max you'll have your ready-to-it plantain!!!
if you want it faster, lets say two days maximum. the first day, put a cabide in the midst of the plantain and wrap tight in a thick nylon, then cover with either a cloth or a sack. make sure there is no space for air to come thru. the next day, around the time you covered the plantain open and remove the cabide change the nylon because its gonna be wet. this time around cover the plantain without the cabide but the same procedure. the next day your plantain is fresh ripe. \
hope this help