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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Does wrapping banana stems actually prolong their life?

I've seen a few times the suggestion to wrap the stems of bananas to prevent them from ripening. Yet at least one person who was espousing this admitted it was based on a misreading of a study: I ...