Preserving Your Bananas: Some Tips and Tricks

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Bananas start ripening as soon as they are plucked because ethylene gas is released from the stems, but the gas takes longer to do its job if the bananas are hung from a hook.

Hang your bananas

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You may choose a hook designed to hold bananas or a little hook designed to go under a cupboard. Bananas should be ripened on a hook at room temperature.

Hang your bananas

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The best approach to ensure your bananas last as long as possible is to get the greenest ones available. They are harvested when still green and let to mature at room temperature.

Buy green bananas

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If you want to make banana muffins but can't find ripe bananas, just take a handful of unripe bananas and hang them up to ripen.

Buy green bananas

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The refrigerator is a no-go zone as far as storing bananas is concerned. Yet the banana rule is an exception to the rule, and rules are there to be violated. 

Place ripe bananas in the fridge

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Bananas should not be stored in the refrigerator when still green, but after they have reached full ripeness, they may be transferred there (for a few days at least).

Place ripe bananas in the fridge

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One of the simplest methods to store bananas for later use is to freeze them. Yet, the manner in which bananas are frozen may significantly affect how they defrost.

Freeze your bananas

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If you freeze the whole lot, the peels will become darker and they won't defrost very well. Alternatively, you might freeze unripe bananas or banana slices in airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.

Freeze your bananas

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The Banana Keeper is perfect for keeping individual fruits ripe and ready for lunch since it can store one banana at a time (or for your afternoon snack).

Buy a banana keeper

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If you have a lot of bananas that are becoming too ripe, you may need more than one of these, but if you only have one that is beyond its prime, this is the perfect remedy.

Buy a banana keeper

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