Plantain

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

Where does the Plantain live?

There are two different plants that are called plantain: one is a type of banana (genus Musa) and the other is a herb (genus Plantago).

I will describe the habitat of both plants below.

The plantain herb is a common weed that grows in lawns, fields, along roadsides, and in other areas that have been disturbed by humans.

The plantain herb is native to most of Europe and northern and central Asia, but it has also spread to other regions, such as North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Plantain herbs can tolerate a wide range of soil and environmental conditions, such as drought, salinity, acidity, and pollution.

They can also survive frequent mowing, trampling, and grazing.
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What does the Plantain look like?

A plantain is a tropical fruit that looks like a large banana.

It has a thick green skin that turns yellow and then black as it ripens.

The flesh of the plantain is firmer and starchier than that of a banana, and it is usually cooked before eating.

Plantains are often used in savory dishes, such as fried plantains or plantain chips, but they can also be sweetened and cooked with sugar or coconut milk.

Plantains are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.

Some additional information that you might find interesting:
  • Plantains belong to the genus Musa, which includes various species of bananas and plantains.
    Botanically, they are classified as berries.
  • Plantains are thought to have originated in Southeast Asia and were spread by humans to other tropical regions.
  • Plantains are sometimes used to make beer, especially in East Africa, where they are fermented with sorghum or millet.
    Plantain beer is called mbege in Tanzania and obushera in Uganda.
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