How To Keep Bananas Fresh
Don’t you hate it when your Bananas get brown and mushy?
Of course you want them to be really ripe when you are using them to make Banana Bread or Muffins, but an over ripe Banana is not the most appealing to eat.
Here is a simple trick to keep your Bananas fresh so they don’t ripen too quickly:
- Simply wrap plastic wrap on the stems. It works best if you wrap each Banana stem separately. Your Bananas will now slowly ripen instead of turning brown right away.
- Bananas produce ethylene gas which is what naturally ripens them, by wrapping the stems it hinders the gas production so it takes longer for the gas to aid in the ripening process.
Did you know:
A common misconception is that Bananas come from Banana trees, when in fact the Banana is closely related to ginger and ornamental plants such as birds of paradise, amaranths and canna lilies. The Banana plant is not a tree, but the world’s largest perennial herb and grows up to 25 feet, developing massive Banana leaves that may extend 9 feet in the air. Bananas are technically berries and do not produce mature seeds . Their rhizomes, or roots, can be hundreds of years old!
Bananas provide a variety of vitamins and minerals. Bananas are high in potassium and fiber. Just one Banana contains 450 mg. of potassium. Bananas are often included in diets to promote heart health for that reason. Try to enjoy one Banana every day to help you stay fit and healthy!
Tip from: Hot Dish Homemaker