Simple Tip: Bananas

My co-worker Cindy is a wealth of information. She sent me a whole list of interesting facts and suggestions to help you out at home and in the kitchen. Today’s simple tip is about Bananas.

I left a banana at my desk at work for over a week and came back today to find this banana STILL in edible condition. However, the banana bunch that it came from has gone completely rotten at home! Apparently, if you separate the bananas from each other, they will last longer. Bananas ripen themselves by emitting ethylene, so by separating them, the other bananas aren’t prematurely ripening the others. Yes, they may look cuter sitting on our counter in a bunch, but separate them and they will be useful for days after they would normally be.

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