Aug 19, 2011

Bag It! {Tip to Extend the Life of Bananas}

I don't eat bananas unless they are green and pristine.  After they get spots, I give them to the girls and Ben. (Such love, I know.)  Or I freeze them for cooking and smoothies.  I've wondered if there was a way to extend that short period a little longer.  My home experiment ensued.

Exhibit A was left in the fruit bowl on the counter as normal.  Exhibit B was placed in a plastic grocery bag, tied loosely, and left on the counter as well.

Monday, 08/15/11
 Friday, 08/19/11
 Bagging the bananas gives me a day or two of additional eating time.

5 lovely comments:

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said... Best Blogger Tips

Science experiment...Chemistry class. :)

Grammy Blick said... Best Blogger Tips

That will help us. Beloved Husband really enjoys bananas. We live several miles from a grocery and try to shop once a week. They don't last that long (his requirements are similar to yours -- I must learn to make smoothies!!) This can help stretch between shopping periods.

Regina said... Best Blogger Tips

really? I would have bet for opposite results! good to know.

CINDY said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting..though I think I like MY bananas better when spotted :)

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I was wondering... do you notice a difference in flavor with the bagged bananas? I've stopped buying the bagged bananas from Costco because to me they always taste a little funny, and I assumed it was because they were bagged in plastic. Maybe I was wrong! Also, sometimes I put mine in the fridge when they start spotting, because even if the peel turns black, the flesh inside stays firm. That won't help you, though:)