Saturday, June 11, 2011

Produce 101 - Bananas

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Produce 101 - Bananas

Picking the best
Select bananas that are not quite full yellow, slightly green, firm and without bruises. Firm bananas are less likely to be bruised and will continue to ripe at room temperature.

Once the bananas have reached the stage of ripeness one prefers, place the bananas in refrigeration. The skin of the banana will turn dark, but the edible portion will remain unchanged for 3-6 days. Unripe bananas should not be refrigerated because the cold can interfere with ripening process of the banana. Unripe bananas should be placed in a paper or plastic bag to speed up the ripening process.


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