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Old 01-03-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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Green bananas

what is the best way to keep bannanas green. thanks.

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Old 01-03-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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Is there any reason why you want to keep bananas green?
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:53 PM   #3
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my kids go through alot of banana. i dont like to go shopping when i dont need to.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:17 PM   #4
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Instead of keeping them green you can allow them to get close to your desired ripeness and then put them in the refridgerator. This will about stop the ripening process. It may cause a little browning of the skin but the fruit will stay good inside. I learned this trick from Good Eats with Alton Brown.

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Old 01-03-2007, 03:26 PM   #5
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Eaglelox, generally bananas are picked very unripe. In summer time, they ripen very fast. However, in winter the ripening process is much slower, so if you buy then green now, they will take quite some time to ripen if you keep them in a cool place. If you do anything more drastic such as putting them in the fridge, they may stay unripe but you run the risk of having them become darker in colour and eventually failing to ripen when you want them to do so.

Alternatively, ripe bananas can be kept in the fridge which will preserve them longer at the expense of changing their appearance and possibly texture. However, they will most likely be okay to eat regardless.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:21 AM   #7
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Bananas may be shipped green but then they are "fogged" with chemical to expidite the rippening process.
Andy M was given a lot of bananas a few weeks ago. He peeled them, bagged them, and froze them. His children go through a lot of bananas too.
His post is around here somewhere.
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Bananas may be shipped green but then they are "fogged" with chemical to expidite the rippening process.
Andy M was given a lot of bananas a few weeks ago. He peeled them, bagged them, and froze them. His children go through a lot of bananas too.
His post is around here somewhere.

Much like when you buy a tomato at the store. the only reason they are red, is because they are gassed to be so. Long live true vine ripened!
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:44 AM   #9
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Andy M was given a lot of bananas a few weeks ago.
oh, please tell me you didn't say that.

payment for being a moderator, perhaps?

lol, just kidding big guy. happy new year!
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:49 AM   #10
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Bananas are cut, packed, and shipped green from the "tropics" to U.S. ports in shipping containers. Where they are unloaded and taken to Grocery warehouses or ripening facilities. They are then placed in "HIgh Tech" banana rooms for the ripening process which can be 5 to 7 days. It is a totally controlled enviroment...part of the process is "gassing" the bananas with Ethylene gas (occurs in nature and is man made) to promote ripening.
They are then shipped to retail outlets where they have about a two day shelf life due to continued ripening and rough handling. It has been my experience that a true Stage 1 green banana left out to ripen on it's own will never ripen to the beautiful yellow color that we are accustomed to...nor will the taste/flavor ever be close to those "properly" ripend ones.
Buy them fresh..yellow with green tips and stems...handle with care..and enjoy them as you like....they are highly perishable!
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