Originally Posted by mrbungalow
Imagine beeing stranded on an island, with only a musa basjoo grove, do you think these bananas would be nutritional enough to keep a person alive for a week or two?
The point is edibility, and not total nutrition. One could easily go fishing, hunting, pick up clams, eat other plants. I wouldn't touch the Musa basjoo except perhaps to make dinner plates, rafts, ropes that I will use for fishing or getting off that island.
We have some food groups that are toxic or extremely unpalatable and painful if eaten raw but when processed properly, they can be staple food. Can you name some of them?