What are plantains called in Africa?

Is Nigerian plantain a banana?

Cameroon and Nigeria are two major banana and plantain producing, consuming and exporting countries in Africa, and are ranked among the 20 most important banana and plantain producing countries worldwide (FAO, 2011).

What country eats the most plantains?

The countries with the highest volumes of plantain consumption in 2018 were Democratic Republic of the Congo (5.5M tonnes), Cameroon (4.8M tonnes) and Ghana (4.1M tonnes), together comprising 59% of total consumption.

Do you wash plantain?

Rinse the unpeeled plantains to remove any dirt residue. Leaving the skin on, cut the plantains into 2-inch chunks. Add the chunks into 2 to 3 cups boiling, salted water.

Do Peruvians eat plantains?

Plantain (or ‘plátano’ in Spanish) is popular in Peruvian food, and across Latin America in general. It’s a typical side dish in the traditional Latin American meal: white rice, beef or chicken, and beans. … For us vegetarians, fried or baked plantains were a great substitute to meat.

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