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3-20-2008 @ 9:21PM
Common dessert bananas -Kingdom: PlantaeDivision: MagnoliophytaClass: LiliopsidaOrder: ZingiberalesFamily: MusaceaeGenus: MusaCooking plantains (also commonly known as cooking bananas or banana plantains):Kingdom: PlantaeDivision: MagnoliophytaClass: LiliopsidaOrder: ZingiberalesFamily: MusaceaeGenus: MusaThe difference is in the species. Dessert bananas are eaten raw, while plantains require cooking. The bananas/plantains shown above cannot be eaten raw. They're called saba, a fatter kind of plantain.
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