If you are like my family, you do not like very ripe bananas. Everyone in this house likes them a little green so I am always stuck with the leftovers to use in smoothies or to bake with.
Over the weekend I read this tip in an old Tightwad Gazette book. I decided to test it myself. Bought one bunch of bananas and separated them in two. One half sat on the counter as usual and the other half you seal up in a plastic bag tightly. I used a produce bag and twist tie.
After several days you can see the difference. The bananas that sat out are quite ripe but the ones I sealed in the bag are still partially green. Wow how did I not know this before. Now we can have eatable bananas all week until next shopping day.
If you do end up with over ripe bananas you can read what I do to use them later here. And here are a couple of recipes to use up those bananas.
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