Monday, April 18, 2011

Longer Lasting Bananas

Want your bananas to last longer? Toss them in the fridge. As a banana ripens, it gives off ethylene gas that aids in ripening. Cool temperatures slow down the production of the gas. However, cool temperatures cause the cell walls of the peel to break down. The end result? The peel will turn dark more quickly, but the banana inside will last five days longer than if you stored them at room temperature.

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