How to keep bananas from browning

 How to keep bananas from browning

Bananas have been known and loved since our first years on the planet because they are portable, convenient and easy in many directions. But these potassium power houses are costant little bullies in the kitchen: They are their masters, ripening whenever they feel like and releasing enough ethylene to destroy anything that comes close to them. in the system.

 So, is there a way to keep bananas fresh, yellow and delicious for longer? With a few tips in mind, the answer is yes.

 How long do bananas last?

5-7 days if already ripe

Room and counter temperature:
2 to 6 days, depending on maturity at purchase
In the freezer: 6 months, but they are best for the first 3 months and will be better beyond 6 months.

 Where is the best place to store bananas?

Where you choose to store your bananas depends entirely on which one you buy. If they are still green, do not put them in the refrigerator. Dry, cool air slows down the ripening process, so green bananas can't go any further than that. Room temperature would be an option here, away from direct sunlight. Remember, fresh + dry = perfect.
Ripe bananas should be placed immediately in the refrigerator to try to stop rotting and get a few days with them.

 Either way, the best way to keep bananas fresh longer is to wrap them in plastic. The plant produces ethylene gas that ripen fruit (and everything around it). Plastic will act as a barrier to contain gas and extend the life of the fruit. You can use a plastic bag and secure it with something like plastic wrap, but it's best to try a little plastic wrap.


How to store bananas in the refrigerator
You want your bananas to be fully ripe when you refrigerate them. The skin will still turn brown, but the inside will remain healthy and delicious. Leave the bananas to their own devices - do not put them in a storage bag, as the gas traps will quicken the ripening. Completely eliminating the use of the refrigerator.
Do not refrigerate unripe bananas. This will completely stop the power of the fruit and the skin will turn black. In addition, unripe bananas may not be able to regain their aroma after being removed from the refrigerator.
On the other hand, bananas that are brown will not be preserved by staying in the refrigerator. It will get mushy faster.

 Store at room temperature on the counter
Storing bananas at room temperature is a good thing to do, but if you do it regularly, invest in a hook - they make a nice hook to put under a box or in a basket free fruit. Hooks prevent fruit from being bruise, which can cause rapid rotting.
Direct sunlight and heat also speed things up. The ideal storage temperature for bananas is around 54 degrees F. Room temperature is fine, but warm kitchen is not. 

Bananas have no place in a fruit bowl. Other fruits that produce ethylene such as apples, pears, peaches, melons, kiwis and avocados will cause their decay to accelerate. 


How to freeze banana

Not only can bananas be frozen, it's a great idea! This fruit freezes well and makes a good meal on its own, add it to chocolate for an even better dessert, or mix it into smoothies.
Make sure you only freeze ripe bananas with a mild taste and texture, not mushy. peel and Slice the bananas, place them in a single layer on a sheet of parchment sheet and freeze them that way, before packing them in a zip-top bag for storage. This will prevent the bananas from clumping together in the freezer. Don't forget to name and label the bags.

You can also peel your banana and pour it into an ice tray. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a zip-top bag, remove as much air as possible, seal and label. This is great in smoothies and for making ice cream, and it will be delicious melted and added to pancake batter.

 How to use brown bananas
Since mashed bananas can be used in many recipes and delicious dishes, a bad banana should be considered more of a blessing than a curse. The most obvious and popular thing about spoiled bananas is banana bread, but there are also muffins, cookies, pancakes or waffles, bananas Foster, and oatmeal.

 How to tell if a banana has gone bad
As bananas ripen and subsequently decay, they become sweet, soft and faromatic - and turn brown.

 But brown does not mean bad. They can be unsightly, but as long as they are not meat, mold, or mold, you are good to go.

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