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    Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

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    Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Dudette on Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:37 am

    I have a quick question.

    Why do Somali people eat Banana's with Rice and Pasta? Where did the idea come from? and why? I'm just curious, I've been asked this question before by my white friends, but I never gave them any straight answer because I didn't know WHY!

    Even if you don't know why, just come up with ideas of why you think one would come up with an idea like that and perhaps we can make up a story to tell our none-Somalis friends. Smile
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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Cynical on Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:03 pm

    Maybe they wanted to have all the categories of the food pyramid in one meal. The fruit seemed to be the only one missing.. so they added a banana with each dish.


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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Somalienne nationalista on Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:40 pm

    This is a bit irrelevant but I found this article on google "Dividing Somalia into Banana Republics" while the content is serious but "banana republics" sounds funny at least on my part

    "Those who call for dividing Somalia do not realize that they are advocating the creation of small banana republics that are weak enough to be exploited by powerful multinational corporations. The best definition I could find for a banana republic is “a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)”
    http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article15134

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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  iska-arak on Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:19 pm

    Somalis are far from understanding the food pyramid, i must say few are adapting to it now with the help of doing awarness of health eating. However, Banana is one of the traditional fruits that we must have in our meals and it is good.
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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Nabil on Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:53 pm

    Cause Somalis are Monkies lol they eat banana on everything even on anjeero Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Serenity on Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:20 pm

    lol @ nabil

    Coz they wanted to make the dish pretty & yellow is a prettiful color Razz
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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Sarai on Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:05 pm

    Loool …@monkeys
    Oh wow, how adorable of you to call us monkeys. I’m assuming Somalis eat bananas, because it’s their main source of export, and I don’t think it has anything to do with the food pyramid, though it’s good nourishment which contains potassium. I have never eaten bananas with any other source of food, I honestly think its unbearable to watch people squeeze that into their bariis iyo baasto, and inside their muufo iyo maraq confused
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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Cynical on Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:28 pm

    ^ Shut it!
    That's my theory and I'm sticking to it!
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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Napoleon III on Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:35 am

    From a scientific point of view banana = ( sucrose+fructose+ glucose+ fiber + brain booster ) n skinnies are desperately looking for these sugars lakin Sarai try one banana a day i heard it ensure a male heir( 90%) lol!
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    Re: Why Do Somalis Eat Banana's?

    Post  Sarai on Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:39 pm

    lol Napoleon, are you saying that I should go on Banana diet? That sounds like a Xalimo fairytale, no wonder gabdhaha ee muus'ka u jaceylyahiin. lool

    Though Napoleon, you need to stop drinking those protein shakes, as if you'll gain muscles while sleeping and eating Very Happy

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