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Old 01-21-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Is this banana okay to eat?

So, I bought it at Walmart 6 days ago. It was the greenest banana I could find there.
However, it is looking very strange to me and is still quite green, but very dirty looking. This is very different from most bananas I buy (the greenest I could find at Lucky became yellow in 1 day!).

Is it safe to eat? It actually looks good in my picture... but the 6 days thing bothers me.

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Should be fine. Before I saw your pic, I was thinking you had a plantain, which is a whole 'nother story.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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Open it up and smell it. You can't always go by the outside looks. It should be fine, but if it is bad you can tell by the actual fruit.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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What. You think bananas always fly direct from Central America or where-ever direct to Walmart. Banana imports pre date modern shipping. Think ships, unrefrigerated trucks and trains. Think hot summer sun beating down or freezing temps across the prairies before Free-ways. Bananas are one of only a few fruits which will ripen and retain and develop their full flavor after harvesting. Many/ most fruits, once picked,, that is as good as they are going to get. Think, out of season tomatoes for instance. Bananas have a long shelf / storage life. And if they get over ripe, make banana bread or muffins.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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I would open it up and check
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #6
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My answer is NO! Only because I don't eat bananas!!!!! Bananas make me gag (although I was able to stomach looking at the pic). Although I've longed for "smellavision" when some DCers have posted pics, this is one time I'm glad we don't. I'd hate to have the smell of banana wafting from my computer.

I'm sure it is fine. People use very, very ripe bananas for banana bread.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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the bananas i use for my banana-flax-honey-whole wheat bread are practically all brown when i peel them to toss into the breadmaker.

i've always found it interesting that to this day there are still stories of people unpacking crates of green bananas that are imported to northern countries, and large tropical spiders and other huge bugs crawling out of them.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:19 AM   #8
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the bananas i use for my banana-flax-honey-whole wheat bread are practically all brown when i peel them to toss into the breadmaker.

i've always found it interesting that to this day there are still stories of people unpacking crates of green bananas that are imported to northern countries, and large tropical spiders and other huge bugs crawling out of them.

Where's the recipe for that? I can handle bananas in bread and that sounds like a winner (especially since the bread machine does almost all of the work)!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #9
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i'll have to make it again and post the recipe after measuring amounts, cws.

but i can say that i buy a bag of bob's red mill whole wheat bread mix,

(one of these:) 100% Whole Wheat Bread Mix :: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods


adding it to the bread maker via the instructions, then add 3 overripe bananas, whole flax, ground flax, and honey., in that order.


btw, c-dubya, i'm trying to send you a pm but you're full (but you look so skinny, lol)
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i'll have to make it again and post the recipe after measuring amounts, cws.

but i can say that i buy a bag of bob's red mill whole wheat bread mix,

(one of these:) 100% Whole Wheat Bread Mix :: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods


adding it to the bread maker via the instructions, then add 3 overripe bananas, whole flax, ground flax, and honey., in that order.


btw, c-dubya, i'm trying to send you a pm but you're full (but you look so skinny, lol)
I've emptied my in box. So now you can PM me.
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