Banana Healthy Food Guide (Page 3)

Shopping Tips

Shopping & Storage Tips for Bananas

Shopping Tip: Unlike most other fruits, bananas are able to be picked while still very green. They are best for eating when their skin ripens to yellow and starches convert rapidly to sugars.

Storage Tip: Ripe bananas can be refrigerated, although this blackens the skins. A yellowing banana emits generous amounts of ethylene gas, which can help hasten the ripening of tomatoes, avocados, green bananas and other fruits when enclosed together in a paper or plastic bag.

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