Here is a nice trick: use a banana to help ripen all kinds of fruit

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
April 22, 2007 3:21am CST
Here is a trick that I read in the reader's digest magazine. If you bought fruit that is not quite ripe yet because you bought it on sale or for whatever other reason, here is a trick to have it ready to eat in no time: Put fruit in a Ziploc bag with a ripe banana. The banana emits ethylene gas which ripens fruit.
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@Ronimas (699)
• India
23 Apr 07
Nice trick and valuable also. However we can apply a finger tip of lime instead banana and Ziploc bag to get the same result and interestingly, banana itself gets ripe with this method.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Thank you Ronimas. Your method is better. What do you mean by a finger tip? A little piece of lime? Could a whole lime do the work too? Thank you!
@Ronimas (699)
• India
26 Apr 07
Here lime means a paste like edible substance prepared from shell lime or sea shell. Finger tip means, just dip your one finger in this paste and that amount you can apply on the tip of banana. You will get result.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I was confused. Thank you Ronimas for clearing this out.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Great idea...thanks for the tip!
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
22 Apr 07
You are welcome brimia.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
For me it’s easier to get ripe banana in my place rather that lime. Since a ripen banana has such a wonderful effect it’s interesting to try it out to see its real effect.
@ibsnet (1268)
• India
26 Apr 07
Thanks for sharing the technique. Many a times we need this to ripe fruits. Some fruits if purchased unriped have long life but tastes good only when ripen. Will use this technique to ripe fruits.