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    Default How do I make Bananas last longer?

    We buy bananas on Sunday morning from Spar/PnP/Woolworths. Nice green/yellow peel and firm inside.

    At home we keep them at room temp in the pantry (It is not that hot over here lately).

    Monday morning they are all dark yellow. Not so firm flesh.

    Tuesday black spots on the peel and the flesh soft.

    Wednesday they are ready for the Kenwood mixer.

    How do I make them last longer? (Wrapping the open ends in foil only ads half a day to their lifetime.)

    I'm getting tired of banana bread.
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    Fridge. Bottom of the fridge. In the veggie drawer.
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    Start right by buying from the right place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Fridge. Bottom of the fridge. In the veggie drawer.
    Black in 2 days.
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    Try wrapping the stems with plastic - prevents the release of ethylene.

    If you want to ripen an avo quicker, put bananas and avo into a brown bag - ethylene speeds up the process. Can also add apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Black in 2 days.
    Learnt this from my daughter when she was a student, they do turn black yes, but inside still good for a few days though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festi1 View Post
    Learnt this from my daughter when she was a student, they do turn black yes, but inside still good for a few days though.
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    When ours go black and start vrotting i start smiling.
    We then use them to make banana bread, which I love, especially when toasted with butter. Nom nom.
    You can also mash them when they not so lekker to eat and then freeze them, and use them to make banana bread later on.

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    Best is to separate the bananas and keep at room temp. If they touch each other they ripen quicker as well as anything touching them. Due to earlier post info about ethylene release.
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    Banana bread and freezer

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    In a brown paper bag in the fridge. The outside looks bad but inside is fine.

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    Hi, something not many folk realise...bananas freeze, peeled in Tupperware.. very well. Not over ripe ones, perfect ones! They can be used then in smoothies, cakes etc. Try cutting chunks and sosati them mixed with pine, mango, grapes, great frozen treat!
    I live in the Tropics in a banana republic...freeze them all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post

    How do I make them last longer? (Wrapping the open ends in foil only ads half a day to their lifetime.)

    I'm getting tired of banana bread.
    Old trick is to cut the stem end and rub salt in. It can still turn black but will last much longer. Give it a try.

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    I suffer from a banana bread addiction
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    I suffer from a banana bread addiction
    I do prefer banana bread to fresh bananas. And I absolutely HATE fried bananas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I do prefer banana bread to fresh bananas. And I absolutely HATE fried bananas.
    I hate fried bananas
    As well
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    Organic goes bad much quicker. Buy just plain bananas like in the old days. Place them in a dark place like a brown paper bag. Some interesting suggestions here about wrapping the stems and salt. Someone should test those with some 'prepared' and some not ?? Freezing works better without the skin.

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    I mostly buy bananas from the roadside, tastier and the last longer from what I have found.
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    Default Re: How do I make Bananas last longer?

    When I scanned through the posts I thought to myself... How do I make Brannas last longer?.... Well, you could try drinking singles instead of doubles, but then you will end up drinking double the amount of single dops I suppose... I should read more carefully when scanning through text...
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    Everytime I scan though new threads I read Brannas and the open the thread .

    Must have a brannas problem 😂😂

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