Today I learned about the Rhino Horn Plantain that is a hybrid banana that can grow to a length of 60cm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhi…
The tayra (Eira barbara) is a weasel-like mammal native to tropical forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.Tayras have been observed picking unripe green plantains and allowing them to ripen before consumption. They are equally at home both on the ground and high in trees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay…
When a Tanomani tribe member dies, they burn the body and mix the ash powder into plantain soup, to be eaten by the guests. garfors.com/2016/12/25-st…
An ice cream shop in Venezuela has over 900 flavors including the house special, β€œPabellon Criollo”, which combines the flavors of the traditional Venezuelan meal of beef, rice, plantain, cheese, and black beans. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
Not all fruits continue to ripen after they're picked. Apricots, bananas, cantaloupe, kiwi, nectarines, peaches, pears, plantains and plums continue to ripen at home. OTOH, apples, cherries, grapefruit, grapes, oranges, pineapple, strawberries, tangerines and watermelon should be picked ripe. food.unl.edu/fruits-conti…
Bananas and plantain trees are technically gigantic herbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
The common lawn weeds known as plantains have a wide range of medicinal uses, such as treating skin irritation, inflammation, and hemmoraging. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
Kiwifruit consumption may improve sleep onset, duration, and efficiency in adults with self-reported sleep disturbances. Further research on google indicates fruits with high serotonin content might have the same effect (plantains, bananas, pineapple,...) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
William Henry Seward discovered during an 1866 trip to the Danish West Indies that New Yorkers were eating plantains thinking they were bananas books.google.com/books?id…
Honey bees aren't native to North America. When they arrived from Europe they spread out faster than the colonists, and Native Americans considered the appearance of the "white man's fly" to indicate the approach of European settlers monticello.org/site/resea…
A yam and a sweet potato, although often used interchangeably, are starchy vegetables from two different crop sources. grammarist.com/usage/yam-…
In 2014, Domino's introduced a pizza with "Spicy Banana" toppings exclusively for South Indian customers in a bid to localize their franchise. blogs.wsj.com/indiarealti…
Bananas grow on herbs, not trees. fact-o-tron.com/facts/nat…

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