Yes! They are. Even though plantain is part of the banana family, it’s different enough to not be considered a type of banana.
In fact, plantains are much more like a potato than they are a banana. In terms of nutrition and calorie content, plantains are roughly equivalent to a potato with vitamin C thrown in for good measure.
Plantains are not limited to being paired with exotic meats or used as an afterthought side dish; this starchy tuber can take center stage as the main attraction in your next paleo meal.