Yes, plantain bananas are a type of banana.
The main difference between plantains and regular bananas is that the former is not sweet like the latter. Instead, plantains have a neutral flavor and a starchy texture similar to that of a potato. Although it’s not sweet like its yellow cousin, plantain is still packed with vitamins and minerals.
In fact, there are many benefits of eating plantains other than being one of the best sources of vitamin C.