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Old 08-19-2016, 08:17 AM
billfish678 billfish678 is offline
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Tired of your bananas ripening too fast?

As they ripen they give off a gas (I forget the name). AND the presence of that gas speeds ripening as well. So you kinda have a feedback loop there.

Well, when you have them in a bunch, they are interconnected to each other and more sealed up, so the gas is more "trapped".

Cut each banana from the bunch. Now they are no longer connected and the gas can escape through the stem. Probably helps to make the cut stem shorter as well.

Or at at least I recall it working when I tried it awhile back. Never actually did a scientific comparision...