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how do youkeep bananas from turning brown

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Asked by gammie003 at 3:39 PM on Jul. 7, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • You don't - you put them in the fridge when the peels start getting spotty, the peel turns black, but the fruit inside stays at the same point it was at when you put it in the fridge for about a week.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:41 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • Eat them before they have a chance! I've tried everything I ever read, and I think bananas are meant to last only about three days!

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:58 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • I don't know, but if they do turn brown, you can freeze them. They'll turn to mush in the freezer, but they're still good to use in breads and cakes.

    Answer by Ballad at 4:18 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • You eat them.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 4:19 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • I buy our bananas at varying levels of ripeness so that they get eaten before turning brown... and if they do turn brown... I make banana muffins- which are excellent with PB :0)

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:38 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • I've heard wrapping plastic around the stems helps but I haven't tried it.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:49 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • I am not sure. I have tried to buy 3 at a time, but find myself at the store too much. So I just buy a bunch and if I have any that do brown, I will make smoothies or banana bread with it.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 5:22 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • if they turn brown, use them in breads and muffins. they're softer and sweeter that way.

    Answer by tnm786 at 5:23 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • You can't. You can eat them.
    You can freeze them.
    but there is no way to just store them without the natural aging process to occur.

    Answer by Dardenella at 5:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

  • Eat them before they turn brown.

    The spotting and discolorations is due to ripening. You can't stop it.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:48 PM on Jul. 7, 2013

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