Use these quick tricks to ripen bananas

When you see a bunch of unripe bananas on the table, there are usually only two reasons behind it: either they’re not ripe yet, or they’re overripe. The banana is an extremely common fruit in Indian homes. They are used in multiple dishes, eaten raw, ripe and overripe, and devoured in sweet and savory dishes. But what if that bunch of bananas you bought at your convenience store thinking they’re ripe enough to eat aren’t there yet? Do you throw away those bananas or do you wait forever for them to ripen? No, with the amazing tips we are going to share with you, you can quickly ripen your bananas at home, depending on how soon you want it to happen.

Before we dive deeper into the tips and tricks for ripening bananas, let’s look at some fascinating facts about it.

  • The banana is technically a berry, not a fruit because it has seeds inside the flesh, not outside.
  • Bananas are grown by the process of cloning because planting the seeds of a banana does not work.
  • Bananas are actually radioactive, but to be truly harmful to human health, we need to continue eating 700 bananas a day for 80 years!
  • Bananas may not have originally been grown as food, but as a source of fiber.

After these interesting facts, let’s see how to ripen bananas very easily at home.

Banana is an excellent source of potassium | Unsplash

1. Keep Bananas Together – Since bananas grow bunched, they also ripen bunched. Do not separate them and let them be connected. Keeping the whole clump together can make it ripen at a rapid rate, within a day.

2. Keep bananas in a warm place. This method also takes about a full day.

3. Keeping your bananas wrapped in a paper bag also helps. So pack them properly and your bouquet will ripen in 12 hours.

4. If you need a really quick fix, you can use your oven. The heat brings out the sugar, so put your unpeeled bananas in a tray and ripen them at 300 degrees for 15 minutes. When the skin turns black and shiny, your bananas are ripe.

5. The same process can be followed when using a microwave, but the time is much shorter. Just put a few slices on the skin, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. And you are done!

These methods are surefire ways to get your bananas to the perfect consistency for you to devour the fruit. Try these quick tips for a quick result.

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