How to ripen bananas

Does anyone know how to help bananas ripen up? It's winter in New Zealand and they are not good quality, so I want the best nutrition possible from them. I can only really buy them with slight shades of green still.


  • ClaireTClaireT Raw Master

    Paper bag?

    I just leave mine on the counter and they end up ripe very quickly. 



  • Lisa:)Lisa:) Raw Newbie
    edited February 2021
    But then in a paper bag with some ripe apples at a warm place. Apples and bananas produce ethylen to ripen, and ripe fruit produces more than unripe fruit. Warmth (not heat!) speeds up the process. You can ripen other fruit like mangoes and avocadoes like that as well. Also, always have ripe an unripe fruit on hand. Don't buy new bananas just after you've eaten the last ripe one. Buy new ones while you still have ripe ones so you have ripe bananas at home while the next bunch ripens.
  • Matt_RawMatt_Raw Raw Jr. Leader
    Fantastic, I'll try that out. Good idea about the surplus bananas too.
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