We all wish Bananas can ripen at the pace we want but sadly, they don’t.
You buy a bunch of green bananas and after a few days, they are all yellow forcing you to eat them as quickly as possible.
What most don’t know is that just like there are ways to fasten their ripening, we can also slow it down.
Below are simple ways you can slow or store bananas that have overripen.
Wrap stems in plastic
Wrapping the stems of the bananas slows them down because ripening starts there. Much of the ethylene gas that increases the rate at which bananas ripen is released at the top of the bunch.
2. Once they are overripe, store them in the freezer.
Peel the bananas, put them in fridge storage bags and store them in the freezer. This is especially good if you want to eat them way later.
3. If the bananas are peeled, add citrus
As with apple slices, adding lemon or lime juice to peeled bananas can help preserve their freshness. Basically, the citrus slows down the oxidation process. You can also use lime orange juice or pineapple juice.
4. Hang them away from other produce
Bananas hate being with other produce, especially, fruits, which produce ethylene gas as they ripen.
Avoid the fruit bowl with bananas and just hang them away from the rest.