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My friend loves plantain. She loves it cooked, boiled, roasted, and in whatever other plantain “expression” exists including plantain chips. On her way to work she buys two packs and another two packs on her way home. She does this week in week out. I remember on one occasion on our drive to the office she bought a certain brand of plantain chips for everyone in the car. On another occasion, as we rode to the office she bought plantain chips for everyone in the car but I noticed she bought a different...

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Process Essay Venezuelans

with meat (pork, poultry, beef, lard, crisp pork rind, etc) and boiled eggs. It requires hours of preparation, but the whole family usually prepares it. Its preparation is a celebration by itself. Music and drinks make up the festive atmosphere. Plantain leaves are first smoked to make them easy to manipulate.  They need to be cleaned to remove any trace of the smoking process.  For the ‘Hallacas’ one needs three different cuts of leaves.  The first is the base, the second one should be the same...

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History and Significance of Cavendish Banana

bananas and plantains by the Food and Agricultural Organization found that worldwide, we produced a total crop of 145 million metric tonnes. India led the world by producing 20% of this, followed by Uganda, China, the Philippines, and Ecuador. However, the leading exporters of bananas and plantains were Ecuador (which exported 5.2 million metric tonnes, making up 29% of worldwide banana and plantain exportation) followed by Costa Rica, Colombia, the Philippines, and Guatemala. Although plantains were included...

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Cuban Cuisine

and then topped with pickles and mustard on sweetened egg bread. The pan con bistec is a thin slice of palomilla steak on Cuban bread garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, and fried potato sticks. One may also order a side of mariquitas, thinly sliced plantain chips, to accompany their hearty sandwich. When you’re looking for a snack, Cuban bakeries are famous for their finger foods, such as pastelitos, croquetas, bocaditos, and empanadas. Pastelitos are small flaky turnovers in various shapes filled...

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Maturity of Fruits and Vegetables and Its Effect on the Finished Product

<http://www.fao.org/docrep/V5030E/V5030E0i.htm>Retrieved December 4, 2012 FAO. 1995. Fruit and vegetable processing. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome. <http://www.fao.org/docrep/V5030E/V5030E0o.htm#8.8 Banana and plantain processing technologies> Retrieved December 4, 2012 Porcher, M. H. and Barlow, S. 2002. Sorting Musa names. The University of Melbourne. Temanel, B. E. 2007. Techno-Guide for Saba Banana Production in Cagayan Valley. < http://www.openacademy...

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review of realated literature and studies

varieties of banana fruit A banana plant on Banana Island inLuxor, Egypt A banana is an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants of the genus Musa.[1] (In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains.) The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the...

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Examine the theme of 'Nature' in 'Before the Sun' and 'Praise Song' OR 'Where I Come From'

other hand, Charles Mungoshi looks up to being independent and become a grown man. In both poems, they mention about two of the most common food in Native American culture; maize, crab leg, and fried plantain. In ‘Praise Song for My Mother’, Grace Nichols describes how the “crab’s leg, fried plantain smell” “replenishes” her, or restore her memories of her mother. In ‘Before the Sun’, the roasted maize represents a feast for the new beginning that Charles Mungoshi is starting as he grows up to become...

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Culture of Haiti

make the soup. Specific Haitian recipes have been passed along from generation to generation and when a person mentions one Haitian dish, most likely everyone will know exactly what the dish is and how it tastes. Rice, beans, beef, pork, goat, and plantain are prominent throughout most Haitian cuisine. Griots, pronounced gree-yoo, is one of the most popular, flavorful dishes among Haitians. Many Haitians will serve this dish at family gatherings, as this is another cuisine of celebration. Griots is...

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Lakatan, Banana flesh extract as an antibacterial liniment

There are two main varieties of bananas, the fruit or sweet banana and the plantain. The fruit banana is eaten raw out of hand when it turns yellow and develops a succulent sweetness with a soft, smooth, creamy, yet firm pulp. The plantain, a cooking banana, is also referred to as the meal, vegetable or horse banana. Plantains have lower water content, making them drier and starchier than fruit bananas. Bananas and plantains are today grown in every humid tropical region and constitute the 4th largest...

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Origin of Bananas

capability to produce fruit year round. In smaller underdeveloped countries bananas are extremely valuable during what is called the, “hunger season.” The hunger season is when the food from semi-annual harvests have been consumed, making bananas and plantains a critical factor in global food security. Properly cultivated, an acre of bananas can harvest up to 18,000 pounds (De Los Reyes 146). Bananas produce high yields from each harvest, are easy to grow at a low cost. Banana tree cultivation is inexpensive...

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