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No More Brown Bananas




I eat ( and buy ) lots of bananas. To avoid having them turn
brown so quickly, simply separate them. It really works!

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  • Bananas can lead to causing other fruits and veggies to ripen quicker than usual too. They give off a lot of ethylene that encourages ripening in each other and the fruits around them. It's best not to keep your bananas with other fruit either. - by NALLIE01
    I put half in the fridge and half on the counter so they all don't ripen at the same time. I'll have to try the separation trick. - by DIETMEISTER
  • Nice! I peel and freeze them! - by MUPP1970
    You'd think we would have heard this before now, wouldn't you? I just moved bananas to the freezer because they're ripening too fast. They are smoothie-bound!
    emoticon - by HABITATPAT
  • Banana's?
    Can't eat them but I still buy them for my parrots and then when they start to go bad I make my Butterfly food!!! Neighbors give me their rotten black banana's so that I can make the Butterfly food!!!! - by MNNSAIDE
    What green bag? Where do you get those green bags? - by SILVERMOON10
  • DUCKY2222
    Because they ripen so fast I buy them as green as possible, then I peel and freeze most of them. I then use them in smoothies or banana muffin etc. But I don't over eat bananas. Although good for your potassium, they just have too much sugar and carbs - by DUCKY2222
    Interesting, I'll have to give some of these tips a try. - by TONIMAMA
  • I buy bananas in varying stages of ripeness. I wrap the stem ends of the greener or not so ripe ones in aluminum foil. They ripen slower and I don't have fruit flies anymore. When I want a banana, instead of removing the foil, I snip off or cut the top "head" off the banana from the stem. The ripen or nearly ripe ones, I wait until brown spots appear to freeze those I want for smoothies and "ice cream". The really dark ones I use those for low-carb baking. - by LTCARTWRIGHT
  • I keep mine in a drawer on there own. Half in the green bag and 3 others separated. In the drawer and the green bags keeps fruit flies in check. - by NORASPAT
  • I use the green bags loosely tied closed with a twist tie. I have found if your refrigerator is cold and your fruits and fresh veggies are kept in the green bags you will notice a significant increase in the life of your produce.
    I have had grapes in the vegetable bin loosely sealed in the green bag last 5 weeks and they are still sweet, crispy and still green!
    Green bags are expensive to a point but it sure beats buying fresh produce every week.
    I have deliberately left a small bunch of bananas on the counter to get over ripe and make Banana Nut bread and muffins. emoticon - by FLACHILOVER
  • 46KATIE
    Great idea! I always have over ripe bananas. - by 46KATIE
    Who knew?? What a great and easy tip. - by BIGHAIRGAL
  • I almsot gave up on bananas because of how quickly they ripe. I will give this a shot! emoticon - by MARIBELITA35
    emoticon emoticon - by CJPJHM
    thank you for the great tips - by KILLOURIE01
  • I assume they can't be stored together after separating, either? I have been using those special green bags, and they seem to be working fairly well. - by STALEAN
  • I'll give it a try. - by WESLEYV
  • I will have to try this. Thanks!!! - by SWIM_2_SLIM
  • Thank you so much for this info. because I was loosing a lot of money when I buy bananas and lettuce. (hey you got any tips on saving lettuce).

    - by BETTERME54
    Great news for this house. - by NEXTYEAR
  • I will try this--THANKS a bunch! emoticon - by BENDER7
  • I will give this a try and if it doesn't work you will hear from me. Just kidding. I love bananas but not when they get too soft. Thank you for the tip. - by GRAMMAP1
    Definitely going to try this one - it makes sense to me as all ripening fruit gives off a gas which can cause the fruit to ripen faster. - by WMILLER77

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