This Banana is Ripe
November 26, 2020 4:06am CST
It is color green but it is already ripe. Do you also have this variety of banana in your place? My daughter told me should have at least one kind of fruit everyday. So I told her to eat a banana. I dont buy apple and the like because they have to be transported from overseas as they dont grow in tropical climate and there might be some artificial preservative of some form I dont know what. But it takes weeks even months to spoil.
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• Cambridge, England
How do you know when these bananas are ripe if they are still green when they are ripe? Bananas don't grow in England, but they are a very popular fruit herem nevertheless. They are imported, of course, from a number of countries and they are harvested green and ripened during the long journey by sea. They do the same with apples (which do grow here, though we import quite a lot from South Africa and New Zealand). Thy don't have any artificial preservatives, they are simply chilled on the ship and that keeps them from spoiling. Here, we only see the yellow banana but some specialist shops do have other kinds like plantains (which are green and usually cooked skin and all in savoury dishes, mostly by people from the Caribbean) and little red bananas.
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Interesting. I wonder if freezing is how apples are preserved when transported here as well. If that is the case, I would surely buy them as they are healthy and delicious. My partner just told me it is right. But if I want to see for myself, I would've just pinched it
• Cambridge, England
@yoalldudes I'm sure that apples are shipped to the Philippines in exactly the same way. They are chilled to a carefully controlled 0.5 Celcius and the atmosphere is usually kept with a high carbon dioxide content to inhibit ripening. Apples give off a gas as they ripen (as do most fruit, including bananas) and the chilling and the atmosphere help to prevent this. Once they reach their destination, they are, of course, allowed to ripen normally. 96% of your apples come from China. Of course, although there are almost certainly no artificial preservatives, you should always wash apples because you don't know what pesticides were used on the growing crop. Some fruit is waxed before exporting but apples have their own natural wax coating, so they are usually not waxed.
@owlwings Thank you for this info. Really they come from China. I was expecting Japan due to the Fiji brand or something. I will keep this in mind the next time I go to the market speaking of which majority of our market is on enhanced quarantine because of a positive case
• United States
Ripe bananas here are yellow, although there are other varieties that are not yellow when ripe. (We can get small bananas that are red when ripe. There is also a banana that is blue when ripe. Both are very good, although they don't taste like yellow bananas.) Personally, I prefer yellow bananas before they turn yellow. Just before they turn yellow they have an astringent flavor to them that I like.
• Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bananas are incredibly tasty and easy to eat. What’s more, they’re rich in many essential vitamins and minerals. Most people eat bananas when they’re yellow and ripe, but green and unripe bananas are also safe to eat. However, some people dislike their taste and texture.