Today, August 27th, is Banana Lovers Day.
Bananas are an edible fruit that come in different varieties. They also include plantains. Banana, in Europe and the Americas, is usually used to refer to the soft, sweet dessert banana that have yellow skins. Plantains tend to be firmer fleshed.
Bananas can, and often are, be eaten as is, by simply peeling the skin from the fruit and then eating the, but they can also be used in other ways. They can be used in desserts such as banana splits or even barbecued whole in their skins.
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