Bananas growers keep careful control over the ripeness of their product, keeping them in certain conditions to prolong their shelf life. Once home, you can reverse their hard work with a few tricks borrowed from their own research. Read on to find out how to make your unripe bananas soft and tasty.
Method #1: For those of you who just are into planning, this method is for you. You may want to make some banana bread in the next day or so. Here’s what you do:
Place your bananas in a brown paper bag and seal it the best you can. Wait 24-48 hours and you will see a a marked increase in ripening.
The reason this method works is that some fruits like bananas, apples, tomatoes, and pears all produce a gas called ethylene to ripen themselves. When you trap this gas in the brown paper bag, you increase the level of ethylene, therefore increasing the speed of ripening. Super simple.