Every time we buy bananas, we hope that they last as long as possible. But often, they quickly turn black and even rot. You have to throw them away. However, you can extend their life without bothering at all using these five simple steps.
To keep bananas alive longer and their taste better – follow these tips.
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1. Keep bananas away from other foods
You put fruit in one drawer of the refrigerator or a vase on the table and don’t understand why bananas turn black so quickly? Especially when there are peaches, apples, figs, avocados nearby. Experts advise buying a banana hanger. This will prevent black spots and reduce the banana pulp’s oxygen exposure, which will only speed up ripening.
2. Wrap the top of the banana with cling film
Because it is at the top that gas formation occurs, which accelerates the ripening of the banana. And to slow down this process, wrap each tail with cling film.
3. Place bananas in the refrigerator
After all, low temperatures slow down the ripening process. It’s okay if the peel turns a little brown; these are only external changes. This does not affect the taste and texture of the real banana. This is if you didn’t buy unripe bananas and let them ripen outside the refrigerator.
4. Add citrus if bananas are sliced
This will help keep them fresh as with apples. If the bananas are sliced and on a plate, drizzle some orange or lemon juice to slow down the banana flesh’s oxidation. If you are afraid to spoil the taste, citrus juice can be diluted with water.
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5. Freeze bananas for a long time
Frozen bananas are stored for at least 30 days. You can freeze them already cut so that later you can make all kinds of smoothies from it. Experts advise freezing bananas in special bags and without the peel.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle