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Dec 6, 2006 08:09 PM

Ripe vs. slightly green bananas

I've noticed that my daughter, my girlfriends at work, and I love to eat slighty green bananas while my husband, dad, and a couple of other guys like to eat theirs ripe. Is this a widespread phenomenon, or is my sampling just too small? Just curious.

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  1. well, I am female (I think that's what you're getting at, a gender division) and I prefer my bananas ripe - no green, can't stand the taste and texture when they are underripe.

    1. female here too, I'm not into green bananas, but I also cannot stand overripe bananas, especially how they smell. I like my bananas bright yellow - any hint of brown is gross.

      1. Female.

        I prefer them a little under-ripe - firm, and not overly sweet.

        1. I am also of the female gender and definitly perfer my 'nanas a little under ripe. A ripe banana makes me gag. Not kidding.

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          1. re: bolivianita

            Me too, and how. Ripe bananas are gnarly and I will only eat them in banana bread.

          2. I'm female, and I prefer ripe bananas--not to the banana bread stage, but I don't mind a few freckles. I don't like green(ish) bananas at all.