Learn how to preserve bananas, a 100% guaranteed and effective trick. Oddly enough, it is one of the best and simplest tricks that I have been fortunate to discover. At first, it was hard for me to believe it, but it is the most effective way so that the bananas do not turn dark when they ripen and thus, we can keep them for longer.
Yesterday, my friends and I performed a simple experiment: we bought several bananas and put them into the freezer. We wanted to know how long they would last before rotting. Read also: 5 things to know about zucchini
Each banana was unique in width and ripeness. We assigned numbers to each of them so that we could identify them later on when we checked their fates.
1) A quick-ripening, a small banana that got freezer burn after about 4 days.
2) A slightly larger banana that lasted 6 days before turning brown.
3) A medium-sized, soft yellow banana that turned brown less than a day after we put it in the freezer.
4) A large, hard greenish-yellow banana that is still completely frozen as of now.
5) A large, brown, ripe banana that spoiled after about 3 days.
We expect the experiment to continue for at least a month as some of the bananas are still as hard as rocks.
The many properties of the banana make this fruit a nutritionally speaking gem. Not only are they rich in potassium, but they are also an antidepressant food since it contains tryptophan, a protein that in our body is converted into serotonin, which makes us feel happier and more relaxed.
Although the banana has a good shelf life (+/- 1 week) depending on the temperature. If you use this simple advice, you will be able to extend its conservation for another 4-5 days. There are also other ways of preserving bananas that we have already seen before ( how to make dehydrated bananas, how to freeze bananas correctly, etc …). If you have bananas that are already ripe, the most ideal and very healthy way to get them out is by making ice cream without sugar, it won’t take you more than 10 minutes and you will enjoy them for sure. Continue reading: How to reheat tamales
We will start by wrapping the tip with plastic wrap around the area of the bunch where the bananas are attached. We must give it 5 or 6 laps to ensure that they are well-protected.
Afterward, we keep the bananas in the fridge until we are going to need them. We must always make sure that the temperature is not too low (between 0-5 ºc), as they could deteriorate. It is best to keep them in the refrigerator, inside the specific drawer for this type of food.
It is very important not to separate the bananas until the moment we are going to eat them. If, at that time, we do not consume them all immediately, we repeat the operation and rewrap the bananas in the same way.
Many scientists believe bananas can make you sick if they haven’t been kept cold enough. The organism that causes the illness, known as the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, usually lives on everyone’s skin but it can also live in places such as nasal passages, open wounds and even pimples. It generally doesn’t cause any problems but it can cause some serious infections if it gets into the body.
It’s likely that your banana didn’t make you sick. The most likely reason why your banana spoiled is that it wasn’t stored in the freezer long enough and the bacteria inside the fruit grew too much, causing it to rot.