Bananas are the fruit of the banana tree. They are a long, curved and yellow with a fibrous peel, and soft inner flesh. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with bananas as a star ingredient. Questions about dishes which include bananas, ...

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How do I know if a black banana is too old to be eaten?

From time to buy, I buy too many bananas. For the future, I am considering refrigerating them instead of eating them, but they turn black. How can I know whether a black banana is still edible?
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Why do bananas turn black in the refrigerator?

I've noticed that a banana in the refrigerator will turn pitch black in just a few hours. Why is this?
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What are some savory banana applications? [closed]

I have a lot of bananas, but I don't particularly like bananas. I would like to try using them, but I want to use them in a more savory application. I'm not looking to make a dessert or bread with ...
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Is it scientifically verified that bananas will ripen faster when kept in a bowl with other fruit?

I've heard you shouldn't keep bananas in a bowl with other fruit. But they all look so happy together. What I'd like to see is hard science here. Or at least documented and repeatable observation. ...
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Preserving dehydrated fruits and vegs

We bought a food dehydrator to make dog treats with. Primarily we're dehydrating yams, apples and bananas. I'm not dehydrating these to crisps because I didn't think I needed to. The dehydrated ...
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Keeping bananas fresh for longer

Is there any way to keep bananas fresh for longer? We tried to put them in the fridge but they turn black very fast.