Thursday, June 19, 2014

About the Bananas!

Recently, I read on the web that you could keep bananas longer by wrapping the stem end with plastic wrap! Initially, I wasn't too sure about such a plan. But, hey, what did I have to lose? After all, the bananas could ripen too fast in this heat anyway, right? And, we can always have banana pancakes. So, I decided to give it a whirl.

It was certainly unusual for the crew. One of them even tried to remove the plastic wrap thinking that someone had put it there by mistake. We replaced the wrap. And, I can now tell you that we think this idea has real merit.

Let's take a look at our second trial.

You can see in the top photo that just the stems are wrapped. In this case, the bananas have now been on the boat for two days. They were green when we bought them. Notice that the backs are still greener. Due to lighting, the fronts actually look more yellow than they actually are. Success! We can recommend wrapping banana stems - no matter how weird it looks.

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