Plantains are a low in sugar variety that is cooked before servings as it is unsuitable raw. It is used is many savory dished somewhat like a potato would be used and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries. In places like South America and Mexico, plantain chips are as popular as potato chips. Crunchy and salty, plantain chips are a delicious alternative to potato chips. One taste and you will understand why they are so popular around the world.