how to know when red bananas are ripe
Just bought my first bunch of red bananas--how do I know when to eat them? Do they soften like yellow bananas? Thanks!
I dealt with this issue myself last week, not without biting into a few incredibly hard and astringent specimens and immediately spitting them out.
They don't give strong visual cues, but they do get a little softer as they ripen, and the skin will become more tender, yielding easily to pressure from a thumbnail. Try one every day or so and you should develop a sense of when they're ready.
They get soft, and the skin looses it's slight greenish background color. The red Jamacian bananas are my favorites.