You’ll be able to enjoy them for a longer period of time.
Bananas are a delicious snack, breakfast, or addition to your smoothie. But usually, you don’t just buy one banana. You buy a whole bunch of them. And eventually, some of the bananas in the bunch go bad before you get the chance to eat them. If you eat bananas every day, this won’t be an issue for you. But for the people who don’t; find out how to make sure your bananas stay fresh!
Cool, dark and dry
If you have a fruit bowl, it makes sense to put your bananas in there too. It is a fruit after all, right? Well, yes. But your bananas don’t want to be displayed like that. They need a cool, dark and dry place to live. If you think that means that you should put them in the fridge, you will be disappointed. Even though bananas like cool and dark places, they don’t like it to be too cold. If you put them in the fridge, they will spoil faster. So just put them in a cabinet. That way, you will be able to enjoy your banana for several more days.
If you want to make sure your banana doesn’t get overripe, you can wrap the bananas in Saran Wrap. You only have to wrap the bottom of the banana in the cling film. If you cover the bottom of the banana, the ripening hormone can’t spread any further. And that means your banana can not get overripe.
If you are wondering what the bottom of the banana is; it is the stem. On the other side of the banana you will find a small black tip. That is what is left of the banana flower that grows out of it. And that is, in fact, the top of the banana. Bananas actually grow upwards from the stem. And that makes the stem the bottom. Surprising right?
If your bananas are already looking pretty brown and sad, you don’t have to throw them out right away. Just use them in a dish. For example; banana bread, in muffins or in your smoothie. Overripe or brown banana might not be delicious as a snack but they will definitely taste delicious as a banana flavored snack. You could even freeze muffins or banana bread to enjoy them for a longer period of time.
With these tips, you will actually be able to eat all of the bananas in the bunch before they go bad!
Also read: This is why you should boil a banana before going to sleep
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