Friday, March 28, 2008

Banana Update

I know you all must be dying to know how my bananas have been faring.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go read this post about my quest to preserve bananas long enough to be able to eat the whole bunch without them going brown and mushy.

Last Friday I bought a bunch of 5 bananas.  I set them on the counter until they had ripened to where the green was gone, and then I put the whole bunch into a plastic bag (I use Hefty One Zip) on the counter.  And I watched.  And observed.  For 7 days.  Yep, that's right.  7 DAYS OF FRESH BANANAS!  Today I ate the very last one, and it was just beginning to get mushy.  The peel was not all brown and speckled, though. 

My theory now is that it's the moisture inside the bag that keeps them well.  You could see the moisture beads inside and on the peel.  Very interesting.  You all should try it, just to see what I'm talking about.

By the way, I cannot take credit for the Ziploc idea.  That comes from my friend Karen in PA.  I'm just passing along the tip.

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