[Sca-cooks] Banana Recipe

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Jul 20 05:00:21 PDT 2010

> Have you discussed the origins of bananas? I was under the impression that 
> bananas or platains were New World or Malaysian in origins.
> Aelina

Bananas are Old World (probabaly SE Asian) in origin.  Pliny notes that they 
were first encountered by Alexander's armies in India in 325 BCE, where they 
were part of the Indian diet.  Oviedo notes that bananas were transplanted 
from the Canaries to the New World by Fra Tomas de Berlanga in 1517.


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