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Old 01-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Bananas Are Ripe

Enjoyed reading the comments and tips. I need some info. All at our house prefer NOT SO RIPE Bananas. They are ripe too soon.

Is there a trick you know to keep Bananas longer without being too ripe?

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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I'm watching this closely. My husband likes them to be heavily tinged with green - I like mine ripe. We have a solution...he eats them first, I eat the rest! I would imagine refrigerating them would retard the ripening? Just a guess though.

Anyone with a solution?
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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Don't put them in the fridge. They turn brown if you do that. I know that if you store them away from apples they last longer. I think I'd try those new Green bags they are talking about.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:55 PM   #4
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Other than buying them greener and keeping them from light and not fridge, or extreme heat, buy less more often. I can't imagine what else you could do.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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I like to buy them at green tip then let ripen to the black spots they are soo sweet when you let them ripen.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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I bake with overripe bananas. You get the best taking baked goods that way.

To keep bananas from ripening--there are forever green bags that help keep vegetables and fruit from spoiling. And they are reusable, too but not forever.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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We Like Our Bananas

Thanks. I am going to try the green bags. Aria
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:27 AM   #8
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Put them in an air tight bag/container and put them in the fridge.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:57 AM   #9
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I eat as many as I can before they get a single brown spot then let the rest ripen away for baking. I love baking different banana bread recipes, so sorry I don't really have much advice on storage. I really just kind of work with what I have!
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:26 AM   #10
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When the get wonderfully ripe I often peel them and freeze them for
eating like an ice cream pop.
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