In het Nederlands
|Bananas and plantains are today grown in every humid
tropical region and constitutes the 4th largest fruit crop of the world.
They are thought to have originated in Malaysia but spread throughout Asia, India and Africa before Columbus discovered America. Unknown in this hemisphere before then, bananas came to the New World in 1516 when Spanish missionary Friar Tomas de Berlanga brought over the first root stocks. The word banana is African.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.