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Old 05-16-2014, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I've had a few different varieties of banana. Strangely enough, I've never tried plantains.
I LOVE plantains.
I cut them up and toss them in the pan when I'm making roast chicken.
They taste a little like sweet potatoes.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: A place that's too cold
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It has seemed to me for a long time that bananas don't taste as good as they used to. I used to love 'em! Now it's nearly impossible for them to be at the right amount of ripeness. I can't stand the taste of too green or too ripe, and they seem to go from one to the other instantaneously. I think there is about a 2-minute window in which they are edible!
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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I LOVE plantains.
I cut them up and toss them in the pan when I'm making roast chicken.
They taste a little like sweet potatoes.
Ooh, I'll have to try that. Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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It has seemed to me for a long time that bananas don't taste as good as they used to. I used to love 'em! Now it's nearly impossible for them to be at the right amount of ripeness. I can't stand the taste of too green or too ripe, and they seem to go from one to the other instantaneously. I think there is about a 2-minute window in which they are edible!
There are many, many varieties. I was lucky to grow up in a tropical climate.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I'm one of the minority that wouldn't miss 'em - I call them the evil yellow fruit! I had an "incident" when I was a kid that cemented this revulsion. I tried again, recently, but realized quickly that they are still evil.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: S. Nevada
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I read a book about bananas a few years ago (it was making the book review rounds) and it said the Cavandish nana was in trouble then - too genetically narrow - like the little gray Asgard aliens on Stargate. Relatively poor nutritionally compared to other bananas, especially the plantains.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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Apparently they're not just a monoculture... Every Cavendish tree is a clone. They're all genetically identical
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I have had plantains and regular yellow bananas. I did not know there were other varieties. Please tell me and I'd like to know what they taste like. I have seen the red ones but never tried them.
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