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Old 08-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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How do you keep your bananas from going bad?

So yeah I love buying the 3 lb $1.25 Banana deals from costcos. they are usually very green when I buy them. But they turn the perfect yellowish color in a day or two.

So how do I preserve these bananas from going bad quickly? I live alone and I don't think I can eat 3 lbs of banana in the short lifespan of a bananas... I feel bad wasting it....

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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So yeah I love buying the 3 lb $1.25 Banana deals from costcos. they are usually very green when I buy them. But they turn the perfect yellowish color in a day or two.

So how do I preserve these bananas from going bad quickly? I live alone and I don't think I can eat 3 lbs of banana in the short lifespan of a bananas... I feel bad wasting it....
You can keep them in the fridge. The peels turn color, but the fruit itself is fine. I always rinse mine after bringing them home as they seem to breed fruit flies. Freezing is good too, easier when peeled.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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We buy fewer bananas so we have a chance of eating them before they brown. Any uneaten ones are frozen for banana bread.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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ditto on the freezing. however, mine tend to stack up in the freezer. just threw away 8 of em . when i got new fridge. no room for stuff i just think i might use (some day)
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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Lately I've been leaving mine at the store until I specifically need some
I haven't had a banana in the house in probably a month. I noticed that too many were getting tossed to the chickens (without the peel of course). I'll abstain and then when I purchase a small bunch I'll be sure to use them up for the things I like; on cereal, making ice cream or banana bread.
I've found out that if I am buying food that is going bad, then I am buying out of habit. Not a good thing.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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Lately I've been leaving mine at the store until I specifically need some
I haven't had a banana in the house in probably a month. I noticed that too many were getting tossed to the chickens (without the peel of course). I'll abstain and then when I purchase a small bunch I'll be sure to use them up for the things I like; on cereal, making ice cream or banana bread.
I've found out that if I am buying food that is going bad, then I am buying out of habit. Not a good thing.
whoa a whole month! that is maddness! i love my bananas :) I eat one maybe every other day or so. I try to eat them all or make them into strawberries/banana milkshakes before the go bad... but yeah I was wondering how to prolong.

I seem to have the fruit fly problem when my banana starts to turn brown. When it's yellow I have no fruit flies....
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:55 PM   #7
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Big answer is to eat them! Hah! Seriously, they freeze well. They are good snacks for kids, go into recipes.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:51 PM   #8
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We both eat a banana a day, I buy them 6 at a time.
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Learn to make banana bread. Lots and lots of banana bread.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:54 AM   #10
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Ditto the banana-buying habit... Ditto banana bread and freezing!
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