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Green fig banana - Ti-nain
Green fig banana - Ti-nain
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 Musa sapientum

French : banane verte, ti nain, poyo

 

First, we should make a distinction between vegetable bananas (used in savory cooking) and fruit (sweet) bananas.

Among the ramge of vegetable bananas found in the West Indies is the green fig banana. It is a member of the banana family and similar to plantain, although shorter, broader and sweeter. When unripe, it is treated as a vegetable and must be cooked. When ripe, the skin turns yellow and it is treated as a fruit. 

 
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