How Ripe do you Like Your Bananas?

United States
April 30, 2008 2:11pm CST
I like my bananas when they start to have brown spots on them. That's when I feel they are the sweetest, but not mushy. I don't like them all black and mushy. My boss at work likes them a little green or bright yellow, but doesn't like them when they start to have spots. So, how do you like your bananas?
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• United States
30 Apr 08
I guess the best way to put it is in between. Not so ripe,but not with too many brown spots. if that makes any sense.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
Thanks. Yes, I know what you mean.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
Yeah, I would not want my bananas to be too ripe at all. I would like my bananas to be yellow. That is okay if I have bananas with some spots. I would not want my bananas to be brown at all.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I like them when they are first going from green to yellow. I like them firm and a bit tart. I hate them when they are ripe and start to lose the firmness. Mushy and with brown spots would be time to either turn them into banana pudding or banana bread or trash can for me.
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• United States
1 May 08
I had someone give me a very brown banana this afternoon. But, I'll eat it anyway. I really eat them at any stage as long as they can be peeled.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
1 May 08
I would consider you an *extreme* banana lover to eat a really really brown banana!
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
1 May 08
I won't eat them unless they are green. Hubby is like you, and we did read articles that they are healthier when ripe. I just cannot stand the flavor or the texture. Did you ever read the book Hawaii by James Michener. I so sympathized with the missionary's wife who was forced to eat all those bananas.
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• United States
1 May 08
The green ones a are a little starchy for me, but they're better than no banana at all. I didn't read Hawaii, but I think I wouldn't like anything I was forced to eat for whatever reason.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
Howdy Darlene, I eat a banana every day for the potassium, but I do not like them very much. I like them with a ting of green on them and very very firm. Now when I make bread with them, I let them ripen well to the point of almost being ready to throw away. Really makes a rich bread then.
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• United States
1 May 08
Yeah, when they get mushy, it makes it easier to fold them into a recipe.
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@Fishmomma (11570)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Bananas - The way I like to eat them
I like them like your boss. The bananas with spots are used for baking. I made muffins yesterday with some of them. I'm going to hunt for a recipe to use more of them today.
• United States
1 May 08
I like the ones you have in your picture. You would have liked the one I got this afternoon, it looks great for baking, but I will use it for oatmeal.
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• United States
30 Apr 08
I would love my bananas to be yellow. Not green at all. That is okay with some spots. I would not like my bananas to be brown at all.
• United States
30 Apr 08
Yeah, that's how I like them, too. But, I can take a green banana as long as it can be peeled.
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• Philippines
1 May 08
I want it slightly ripe...I want it hard and not too sweet
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
1 May 08
I don't eat bananas. I stopped eating them in 7th grade.
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• United States
1 May 08
I buy my bananas when they are on the green side then I will let them set until they turn the yellow color. A few black spots doesn't bother me but I don't like them when they start to turn black and are mushy.
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• United States
2 May 08
That's kinda the way I usually buy and like them, too. Though, last night, I took a very ripe banana from someone who was just going to throw it away. I hate throwing away food. It didn't taste as good as the other one which was only starting to go brown.