storing bananas

Tips for Storing Bananas

The first thing to know when storing bananas is that they are usually harvested while still green.

Bananas should be stored at room temperature to allow the ripening process to complete.

Do not store bananas in the refrigerator when they are green. This will stop the ripening process and it cannot be restarted.

Although you shouldn’t store green bananas in the refrigerator, ripe bananas can be stored in the refrigerator or even frozen. The skin will turn dark brown, but the fruit won’t be affected. (Note: frozen bananas help to make really delicious smoothies 😉 )

Bananas are highly ethylene sensitive, so if you want to speed up the ripening process, store them with an apple.

Store bananas for 5 to 7 days.

If your bananas are getting old, you might want to try this easy recipe for banana bread.

If you found this post useful, or if you have any tips for storing bananas, please leave a comment.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *