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Factoid*: Bananas


#1  If you break the banana off from the stem when you first bring them home they will ripen slower

#2 When the peels begin to turn brown, if you put your bananas in the refrigerator the peels will get darker but the banana will stay firmer longer

#3 When you peel your banana start at the opposite end from the stem and the strings will stay attached to the peel – it’s the way monkeys do it!

A Factoid * is just a useful bit of information that comes my way and when I find it to be true I pass it on.

7 Responses to “Factoid*: Bananas”

  1. JEANNE Says:

    #1 is interesting – I’m going to try that! I’ve always left them attached because I thought they’d ripen faster if I broke them off the stem…

  2. Meggin Says:

    Hey ~

    You are so full of wisdom!
    Thanks for the tidbits of info!
    :) Meggin

  3. Patricia Says:

    Meggin, Thank you so much for writing on my blog, I greatly appreciate it and thank you for the kind words of encouragement –

  4. Patricia Says:

    Jeanne, I heard about this in June and have been experimenting since then and have found it to be true at my house. July was very cool weather so I am wondering if it will work as well as the days of August are considerably warmer. Let me know how it works for you.
    Thank you for writing on my page – Patricia

  5. Lael Says:

    I remember an email you sent me with stuff like this in it :) very helpful information.

  6. Jasmine Says:

    Hi Patricia, thanks for your words of encouragement on my blog :)

    About #2 – I live in Singapore where it’s hot and humid throughout the year. So I used to refrigerate them, and yes you are right, the peels will turn brown (I don’t like the sight of that) and the banana stays firmer. Somehow, they don’t taste as good. So I don’t bother refrigerating them now.

    What about you?

  7. Patricia Says:

    Thank you for your comments on this post and I truly enjoyed you blog! What fun!.
    I am still separating the last few bananas we have at home, and we have decided to eat some other foods high in those vitamins and minerals because all of the bananas we eat in Washington State are from so far away. We are attempting to eat with mindfulness and to conserve oil. It is easy to work on this now as our gardens are producing fine, tasty things to eat but in the dark and cold of winter we may have to change our plans and ideas. Bananas help to make Gluten Free Bread moist and sweet, which regular GF bread is not. But our apple trees are bountiful and our pumpkins are ripening and they are good trade offs for bananas in food too.
    Others should be able to find your blog by just clicking on your name in the comments section and see your great plushie statements! Thank you