Rich yellow instead of rotten brown: To keep them fresh for as long as possible, bananas should be stored properly. With these tips you will succeed!
They are full of vitamins and fill you up: bananas are very popular in Germany. The fruit comes to us mainly from Central and South America. Because they still ripen, bananas should be stored properly to keep them fresh. But what’s the best way?
Store bananas in the fridge?
Storing bananas in the fridge is not a good idea. The tropical fruit likes heat and loses its flavor in the fridge. In addition, the skin turns an unattractive brown.
Store bananas properly and keep them fresh at room temperature
Bananas love it warm and light. This is how you should store them:
- A temperature of around 16° Celsius is ideal, mature specimens like it a bit cooler.
- Avoid direct sunlight and excessive temperatures.
- If you put them in direct sunlight, bananas will ripen very quickly – this can be desirable with unripe fruit.
In a shady place, for example in a pantry, the banana will keep for about a week.
Store bananas hanging
Bananas are best kept hanging. This avoids brown bruises. While that’s not a sign a banana is bad — a brown color indicates ripeness and the fruit tastes even sweeter. But that’s not to everyone’s taste. There are even special holders for storing them hanging.
Storing bananas so they don’t ripen as quickly? be careful
In addition, you should also be careful not to store bananas next to other fruits or vegetables such as apples, avocados, cucumbers or tomatoes. Because they release ethylene, which accelerates the ripening of bananas. However, if you want green fruit to ripen faster, just put an apple next to it.
Incidentally, the bananas themselves are also treated with a gas that keeps the skin in and allows other types of fruit to ripen faster. One more reason to store the yellow exotics separately and hanging up.
So storing bananas is not that difficult if you pay attention to these points.