Four banana storage hacks 'tested': Best way to keep them fresh for weeks is 'surprising'

Bananas are a delicious cupboard staple, but keeping them fresh long enough to eat can be tricky. For those who don’t like overripe bananas, it’s a race against the clock to eat the bunch.

Well, according to the fruit and veg aficionado, there was “no real difference”.

All the bananas had gone a mellow shade of yellow, with brown spots and soft flesh.

Tomato Dave said: “Best recommendation: Cut and store overripe bananas in the freezer for smoothies.”

The results of the test fly in the face of many foodies who believe they hold the key to keeping their bananas from going ripe.

Hang them away from other fruit

Keep bananas away from the likes of tomatoes, apples, peaches, avocados, and figs. These hasten the ripening process by releasing a chemical called ethylene.

Add lemon to peeled bananas

Peeled bananas can have their life extended by tossing them in lemon or lime juice. This is because the citrus slows down the oxidation of the fruit.

Use the fridge and freezer

Once your bananas are as ripe as you want them, pop them in the fridge to slow down their ripening. If you want to keep bananas for a longer time, pop them in the freezer.

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