Why do Banana Ripen Faster than We Expected?

Monday, June 3, 2019
Ripen banana hanged on the hanger by street vendor
in the tropical country

Banana is the most popular fruit in the world (some resource said tomato is the most popular, but I consider tomatoes as vegetables), thus not surprising that almost all of us consume banana frequently.

Some of people even eat banana in form of fresh and processed bananas every day. We ourselves often eat fry banana in addition to fresh ones.

I believe that many of us can’t eat all bananas we bought every day, every other days or every week, it is because some are too ripen to be eaten in the following days.

Then why do banana ripen faster? The answer that banana is one of fruits that has higher Ethylene (C2H4) content, a kind of hormone in banana or fruit.

If we put other fruits in the same bag of banana, then bananas emit Ethylene in form of gas, the Ethylene circulates in the bag to stimulate other fruits ripen faster.

In addition to banana, the following fruit content higher Ethylene, thus could ripen quickly than other fruits:
- Melon
- Avocado
- Apples
- Pears
- Peaches
- Cantaloupe
- Mangoes
- Papayas
- Apricots

Simple ways to prevent bananas ripen quickly are:
- Store individually, not in bunch of bananas
- Separate the brown and green
- Do not wrap in the plastic bags
- Hang banana in the banana hangers.

Have you experienced with bananas ripen quickly than you expect?

33 comments:

  1. All very interesting facts Tanza. I sometimes place a banana skin under a newly planted shrub. They are full of Potassium and the plants love them.

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    1. I see...smart idea...

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  2. It is always a big challenge to buy just the right amount of bananas before they over ripen. There is only so much banana bread one can make. I try to buy greener bananas and just one or two ripe ones but still they ripen quickly. When I buy organic bananas I notice the ends are wrapped in plastic and I read that helps them not to ripen too quickly. I also find that keeping them in the fridge helps them last longer too. If I put them with other fruits all the fruits go bad more quickly but of course who doesn't love bananas?

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    1. You have very good ideas to handle with banana ripen faster ….

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  3. Interesting! I don't eat bananas often but when I do, I just pick 3 or 4 due to the quick browning.

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    1. I see....

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  4. Estupenda entrada! gracias por tu visita! feliz dia!!! :-) :-) :-)

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  5. Salam dei malaysia...salam lebaran

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    1. salam lebaran juga....

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      Then why do banana ripen faster? The answer that banana is one of fruits that has higher Ethylene (C2H4) content, a kind of hormone in banana or fruit.

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      If we put other fruits in the same bag of banana, then bananas emit Ethylene in form of gas, the Ethylene circulates in the bag to stimulate other fruits ripen faster.

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
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      In addition to banana, the following fruit content higher Ethylene, thus could ripen quickly than other fruits:
      - Melon
      - Avocado
      - Apples
      - Pears
      - Peaches
      - Cantaloupe
      - Mangoes
      - Papayas
      - Apricots

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  8. We love bananas!! We usually buy just a few so they won't get a chance to ripen too fast. If they do, I just make banana bread in small loaves and then freeze them. We also love them in smoothies. I haven't tried organic ones yet as they are very expensive here.

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    1. Good idea...

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      Simple ways to prevent bananas ripen quickly are:
      - Store individually, not in bunch of bananas
      - Separate the brown and green
      - Do not wrap in the plastic bags
      - Hang banana in the banana hangers.

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  9. Great tips, thank you so much! I love all kinds of fruits and ate my last banana this morning. Time to go to the store :)

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  10. I love bananas. I am following your beautiful blog and I will be very happy if you follow me back 😊. Greatings from Austria 😊

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
      Why do Banana Ripen Faster than We Expected?
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      Banana is the most popular fruit in the world (some resource said tomato is the most popular, but I consider tomatoes as vegetables), thus not surprising that almost all of us consume banana frequently.

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  12. I love bananas, fruity and easy to open.

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
      Why, do Banana Ripen Faster than We Expected?
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      Some of people even eat banana in form of fresh and processed bananas every day. We ourselves often eat fry banana in addition to fresh ones.

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
      Why, do, Banana Ripen Faster than We Expected?
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      I believe that many of us can’t eat all bananas we bought every day, every other days or every week, it is because some are too ripen to be eaten in the following days.

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  14. Interesting facts. I do love a Banana. Normally have one daily in my early morning smoothie although I'm told in this form, more sugars are released.

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    1. I see...

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      Then why do banana ripen faster? The answer that banana is one of fruits that has higher Ethylene (C2H4) content, a kind of hormone in banana or fruit.

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  15. They seem to ripen quicker in the summer. I freeze the brown ones and use them for homemade ice cream and smoothies.

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    1. yes, indeed.... homemade ice cream must be fresh and delicious...

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      If we put other fruits in the same bag of banana, then bananas emit Ethylene in form of gas, the Ethylene circulates in the bag to stimulate other fruits ripen faster.

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  16. Great tips here because, yes, my bananas always ripen too quickly. It seems one day they are green and the next day BOOM!

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    1. I see...

      Thank you to visit my article:
      Why, do, Banana, Ripen, Faster, than We Expected?
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      In addition to banana, the following fruit content higher Ethylene, thus could ripen quickly than other fruits:
      - Melon
      - Avocado
      - Apples
      - Pears
      - Peaches
      - Cantaloupe
      - Mangoes
      - Papayas
      - Aprico

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  17. Ide yang menarik 👌

    Saya juga suka mengkonsumsi pisang yang tidak terlalu matang atau lembek 🙂

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