The little-known Enset plant, or the Ethiopian pseudo-banana, could become one of the foods of the future, the BBC reported. The plant is very well suited to the forthcoming climate change. Outside of Ethiopia, the fruit is almost unknown.
The new superfood can feed more than 100 million people in Africa alone. Scientists believe that pseudobananas can grow in a different climate than Africa.
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In Ethiopia alone, which already has 100 million inhabitants, the banana’s distant relative feeds more than 20 million. Enset would thrive in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, where they had never heard of it.
according to dr James Borrell of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Ethiopian bananas are unique because they can be planted at any time and bear fruit all the time.