Some 1.8 million plantains were sold in different sectors of Greater Santo Domingo during the week of consumption of plantains. This activity was organized by the Special Fund for Agricultural Development (FEDA).
Director of FEDA, Efraín Toribio, announced this sales number during the “Win a Prize Eating Plantain” contest, in which employees of different institutions of the agricultural sector participated. Approximately twenty competitors participated in the contest. The activity’s objective was to promote the consumption of plantains, with which various dishes can be prepared.
The plantain, originally from South Asia, is one of the most consumed foods in the country and is grown in all provinces of the national territory. The main areas of this crop are the Central Cibao (La Vega, Espaillat, Duarte and Hermanas Mirabal), in the Northwest (Valverde and Montecristi) and in the South (Peravia, Azua, Barahona and Bahoruco).