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Old 03-02-2011, 02:27 PM   #21
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I have a 17 year old boy who does nothing but work out, swim and eat.
I have no idea how long it takes for any fruit to go bad because it aint around long enough.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:45 PM   #22
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Buy the ultra pasteurized bananas--they last for months!
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #23
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Oh, I see, you don't bother peeling the banana...you just eat it whole.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:01 PM   #24
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No, the peel turns brown, but the banana stays fresh.
It halts ripening which hurts some of the health benefits.

Keep at room temp.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:03 PM   #25
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I keep them in a brown paper bag on the counter if I want to slow the ripening process.
lol....that speeds up the ripening process, sir.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:20 PM   #26
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Ok, try it and see what happens. Just did it last week by accident. The skin turns and taste like sht. Weren't even good enough for bread
He's right. never put them in the fridge
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:24 PM   #27
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But room temp bananas are nasty
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:07 PM   #28
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Mine always keeps better in my drawers.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:10 PM   #29
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Not according to the "bananna site" it recomends they be kept in a refrigerator.

And the gas I mentioned is Ethylene.
LJ
the bannana site is the bannana growers, they will tell you the way that they go bad the fastest so you will go buy more bannanas... its all just a scam to get in your pocket.....
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #30
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Chiquitta Banana says "you should never put bananas in the refrigerator".


That's what I do with my bananas when the brown specs start to develop on there skins.

They last longer that way.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:25 PM   #31
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Funny this thread came up. My brother and I actually bought bananas on the same day about 3 weeks ago so we had extra bananas. I put the ones I bought in the fridge and within a day or two the skin turned brownish and stale looking. However after about 4 days I tried opening one and it was not ripe at all on the inside. Infact I then removed them and although they looked brownish they were not ripe for another few days. When they were finally ripe the outside did not look too pleasing but the inside was just as good as the other batch,

So In my experience, refigerating them makes them last much longer.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:36 PM   #32
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Mine always keeps better in my drawers.
Mine won't fit.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #33
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Funny this thread came up. My brother and I actually bought bananas on the same day about 3 weeks ago so we had extra bananas. I put the ones I bought in the fridge and within a day or two the skin turned brownish and stale looking. However after about 4 days I tried opening one and it was not ripe at all on the inside. Infact I then removed them and although they looked brownish they were not ripe for another few days. When they were finally ripe the outside did not look too pleasing but the inside was just as good as the other batch,

So In my experience, refigerating them makes them last much longer.
This has been my experience as well. I always set my bananas out on the counter by the refrigerator and have one with breakfast every morning. When I get down to the last few bananas though they start going bad, so in the refrigerator they go. They "stay" for the remaining 2 or 3 days in the week and are just as good as if they had still been sitting out on the counter.

Kale, as far as destroying some of their nutrients....I really don't know about that. I was under the impression that freezing fruit is what destroys the nutrients, not keeping them cool.

Are my apples in the refrigerator being ruined as well?
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the bannana site is the bannana growers, they will tell you the way that they go bad the fastest so you will go buy more bannanas... its all just a scam to get in your pocket.....
That's absolutely ridiculous. Putting bananas in the refrigerator doesn't make them go bad faster.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #35
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No, the peel turns brown, but the banana stays fresh.
correct! If they aren't ripe,a brown paper bag will get them ripe.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:16 PM   #36
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We use one of these too and they last almost a week and I buy them in between the green and full yellow stage.

Ditto. Our little hanger doesn't look exactly like that, but hanging them in the open air seems to work.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:04 PM   #37
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my old man used to say (in reference to him getting older)

" i dont even buy green banana's anymore "

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:16 PM   #38
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Interesting...never heard of that.
That speeds up the process in just about every other type of fruit.

They give of a gas naturally and it causes the ripening.
Enclosing them speeds it up.

LMJ is correct, they are basically shipped green and gassed to start the ripening.

I worked in produce for 7+ years and at least at the store level, you don't want to refrigerate because they will turn brown/grey.
IMO, it affects the taste too.
We finaly agree on something!
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:43 PM   #39
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Not in the fridge, they "turn" in just a couple days

but the inside stays fresh longer - only brown on outside
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