SECOND BANANA

Bananas have long been standout members of the produce family: consistently strong sellers, easily recognizable by virtually everyone in the country and available on a year-round basis. The same cannot be said for their cousins, plantains, which in many cases are being underexploited by retailers, an SN poll found.The familiar yellow variety of bananas has a lesser-known extended family, with siblings

Bananas have long been standout members of the produce family: consistently strong sellers, easily recognizable by virtually everyone in the country and available on a year-round basis. The same cannot be said for their cousins, plantains, which in many cases are being underexploited by retailers, an SN poll found.

The familiar yellow variety of bananas has a lesser-known extended family, with siblings like the miniature petites and ninos, and cousins including the plantains.

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