In Cuba, banana is replaced with plantain. It looks like a banana, but isnít soft and easy to eat initially. If one can imagine a banana morphing into a potato, stop at about 35% and you will have a plantain.
Plantain tastes good when prepared, but doesnít offer a very good time/benefit ratio when compared to a banana.
Plantain became an official snack on April 29th 2012.