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That a banane is a banana is pretty obvious but is worth mentioning for Ray Ventura’s screwy song Vive les bananes!.

Most of the bananas sold in France come from Guadaloupe and Martinique. The two islands produce a new French organic banana called La Pointe D’Or, to help diversify the crop from the omnipresent Cavendish.

The less sweet banane plantain is fairly common as well in the exotic section the big supermarchés.

Fruit and nuts

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Steve Hopson,