Plantain is a staple diet to millions of people in East and West Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. It is a highly versatile fruit and can be cooked in numerous ways – fried, boiled, mashed, steamed, etc.
Origin: Native to South and South-east Asia and Oceania.
Grown in: Extensively grown in the tropics and sub-tropics of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Uganda and Columbia are the main producing countries.