How to Store Bananas! These easy tips will prevent your bananas from turning brown! Food storage tricks includes storing with other fruit, plastic wrap, banana trees, in fridge and how to freeze bananas! Learn the best ways to store bananas and keep them green for longer!
Leave Bananas in a Bunch: Experiments have been run regarding whether bananas ripened quicker when in a bunch or together. The difference is very subtle but almost unanimously the results show that bananas left attached in a bunch will ripen a bit slower. Store bananas leaving them attached and out of the plastic bag.
Hang Banana Bunch: If you eat a lot of bananas, a banana tree is a good investment. It hangs the fruit by the combined stems and allows air to evenly circulate around each fruit. This will eliminate “resting bruises” from the fruit laying on each other.
Store Bananas in a Bowl: You can leave bananas in a bowl and still avoid bruises. Simply place the bunch with their curved side facing the bottom of the bowl. This lets the fruit on top dangle away from the bottom fruits.
Wrap Banana Stems: Bananas release ethylene gas through their stems. The more gas that is released, the riper the fruit. So by wrapping the ends of the stems in plastic wrap, you prevent or slow down this gas from escaping.
Keep Unripe Bananas at Room Temp: Bananas are a tropical fruit and love warm weather. They do not do well in colder temperatures. If you chill your bananas before they are ripe it’s likely they will not be as sweet once you do consume them. Store bananas at room temperature until you eat them or they are fully ripe.