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Old 11-18-2012, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was at a Walmart yesterday and noticed fresh green banana leaves for sale.

People here use them for cooking.

A farmer makes $0.35 per 10 oz platano, but it seems the real money is in selling the leaves.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have dried brown banana cinnamon leaves for cooking.. only $5 a lb.. lol :^)
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Chiquita Bananas $.25 per. lb. at Food 4 Less
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We use fresh green banana leaves for cooking rice and pigeon peas - aka arroz con gandules.

We blanch leaf sections for a bit then cut them to fit the pot as a topping for the whole cooking time. Imparts a subtle but noticeable flavor to the dish. Very Carribean thing to do. I use Goldfinger leaves as they are large enough. For a stronger flavor use D Namwah - thicker leaves - more oomph.
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Canna leaves can be used for cooking too.
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