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Do bananas continue to ripen once "opened"?

amcclaran Jan 16, 2012 06:37 PM

So I made the mistake of partially peeling what turned out to be an under-ripe banana. Will the banana continue to ripen just sitting on my counter/is there anything I can do to ensure it doesn't go to waste? Thanks!

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  1. mattstolz Jan 16, 2012 07:30 PM

    yes it will. the exposed part will definitely be brown and kinda squishy, but it will continue to ripen

    1. BeeZee Jan 17, 2012 12:36 PM

      try putting the peel back in place and wrapping the split peel area in saran to keep the air out...or go an alternate route, wrap the whole thing in foil and roast it!

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      1. re: BeeZee
        CanadaGirl Jan 17, 2012 05:45 PM

        This works awesomely well. If you've ever made banana boats you know the banana needs to be green for it to be good by the time it's done.

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        amcclaran Jan 17, 2012 09:57 PM

        Great tips, thanks!

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        1. re: amcclaran
          bobbert Jan 18, 2012 11:12 PM

          I'm curious. How's the banana doing?

          1. re: bobbert
            amcclaran Jan 21, 2012 12:16 PM

            haha! actually it all worked out quite well just sitting on the counter..got a bit brown as mattstolz predicted but i just added it to oatmeal - problem solved!

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