A banana grown in Ethiopia could be the new superfood

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2022. 01. 21. 11:08
Scientists say that the enset, a banana grown in Ethiopia, could be the new superfood and could provide a life-saving response to climate change, BBC News reported.

Superfood may come from Ethiopia, photo: bbc.com

According to a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, a plant like bananas could feed more than a hundred million people in an age of global warming.

The enset (Ensete ventricosum) plant, also referred to as Ethiopian or “fake banana,” is almost unknown outside Ethiopia, but is the food of twenty million people in the African country. The banana-like fruit of the plant is not edible, but the starchy stems and roots can be fermented and used to make porridge and bread. (MTI)

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