Trying to keep bananas from getting too ripe, too quickly

@stary1 (6622)
United States
January 28, 2012 1:37pm CST
I tried to use the product, 'Brawny Produce Protector bags' on my bananas. I put 4 in the bag and stored them in the refrig. I left 4 bananas on the counter. I don't see as huge a difference as I hoped, yet I do think but the ones in the refrigerstor did last a little longer ..but they became soooo dark I was suprised they were not mushy. I will try again and see what happens. Perhaps this product is better on other fruits?? I eat babanas everyday so I'd love to have a way to make bananas last longer.
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8 responses
• United States
28 Jan 12
I have never been able to keep bananas very long either. Let us know if you find a way to preserve them. They are so very good for you and loaded with nutrients! Sometimes before they go bad I throw them in the freezer. I then use them for baking and for smoothies. THat way they are not wasted!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
28 Jan 12
macdingolinger..how does freezing them work out for you??? I haven't tried that except once because I remembered getting frozen bananas at Dysneyland..but mine did not come out very good...
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• United States
29 Jan 12
I've never tried eating them frozen.. that sounds a little nasty. But I do put them in smoothies. Just throw them in the blender with a little soy milk and any other fruit you want.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 Jan 12
I make health food drinks with protein powder but I never use soy milk.
@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jan 12
I have had so many problems with bananas ripening too fast that I am to the point that I don't buy them as often. It is a waste. So the last time I got some I bought them as green as possible and put them in a white shopping bag. Just pure snow white. They lasted much longer. Up to four days longer than they usually do.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 Jan 12
celticeagle..really?? What a good suggestion, if it works for me..I'll try it TY
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@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Jan 12
Ya, it did work for me. Good luck.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
29 Jan 12
I have heard that it is better for bananas not to remain in the groups they originally come in. It is better if one tears them appart from their group to store them individually. I hope this helps your predicament!
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 Jan 12
sylvia13 TY..I always separate my bananas..mostly because I choose diifferent stages of ripeness in the store...
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
29 Jan 12
I have heard that it is better for bananas not to remain in the groups they originally come in. It is better if one tears them appart from their group to store them individually. I hope this helps your predicamente!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 Jan 12
sylvia13 ..I usually separate them because I tend to buy different stages of ripening in the grocery store..thank you..I didn't know that could make them last longer.
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@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
28 Jan 12
hi stary, I myself love bananas so very much and eat them very often...The only way I have found out how to not let them go to ripen on you is to eat them, smoothie them, or make a baanana pudding...I am just saying, they'll all good....LOL...
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
30 Jan 12
bjc66bjc ..TY..is there anything special about your pudding recipe?? Is it quick and easy??
@bunnybon7 (35926)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Jan 12
ive never heard of this product. i often wonder what makes bananas go bad so very fast. ive never thought to do a search about this but maybe i should try that. there may be a reason for it or maybe another way. hope we get an answer here
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
28 Jan 12
bunnybon7 I live in California..I have seen this product but until I found it in the dollar store I skipped it ..for $1 I decided it was worth a try. There are 10 bags, 2 sizes and supposably reuseable.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jan 12
stary1 I do not want my bananas to be all yellow .For diabetes the banana thats got some green on it is the best as its lowest in sugar yet it gives me the potassium in need to keep from having those painful leg cramps in the middle of the night. I imagine you also eat them for the potassium in them too , right. I buy the greenest I can find then store them in the fridge for a few days but they never have a chance to get really dark on me. lol.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
28 Jan 12
Hatley ...I never thought about bananas having less sugar while slightly green but of course it makes perfect sense! I wonder if that means they have less calories too?? I eat bananas everyday because I love the taste..and the potassium is an added bonus!! I did recommend to my hubby that he eat more bananas since he has leg cramps in the middle of the night.. yikes I have had them, but rarely..they hurt My babnanas keep them away
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@stringer321 (2851)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
13 Feb 12
I can recommend you to do what the juice bible say ( it is a book about making juices from fruits and vegetables , describing a lot of health advantages : writen by pat crocker and suzan eagles ) : this book says you are supposed to pick the fruits from trees or buy them from a natural store so they were grown with no poison sprayed on them. You have to eat the fruits and vegetables during the first two days after you get them. The nutrients are still inside and some other valuable materials. I also used to pick up fruits from trees around the area where I live. It is fun and you feel like you did something productive and saved money too. I wish to grow some fruits and vegetables myself someday.