Unformatted text preview: eeds. A fundamental food Because bananas are always in Because bananas are always in season, they provide a continuous source of food between other crop harvests. The banana is widely known as a sweet fruit to be eaten raw, but many varieties are fried, roasted, juiced, dried, or chipped to make healthy and affordable snacks and street foods. The plantain is a species of the genus Musa The and is generally used for cooking, in contrast to the soft, sweet banana. Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than dessert bananas and are used either when green or underripe (and therefore starchy) or overripe (and therefore sweet). Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavor and texture when unripe. Plantains
Plantains Diverse banana cultivars are
Diverse banana cultivars are
grown for a number of uses, including brewing (juice bananas),cooking, and roasting, as well as sweet dessert bananas. Banana...
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