Just about everything in life can be explained in terms of physics, maths, and chemistry.Hannieroo wrote:They go black and smooshy, Sergei. Can't keep them with other fruit either. PIA fruit.
As bananas ripen they emit Nitrous oxide gas*. The gas also accelerates their ripening, so if you put bananas in an enclosed space (a fridge, a sealed bag, etc), they ripen far more quickly than if left in the open. I accept that in the case of the fridge this would seem 100% counter-intuitive to most people... but there you go!
Use this to your advantage, to turbo-ripen them to perfection! AND there is another thing: Nitrous oxide ripens other fruit too! So... got a box of expensive strawberries and some of them are unripe? No problem - put them in a bag with a banana or two and they'll ripen in double-time.
Ain't nature a wonderful thing
p.s. nice pic Proxy. I seem to recall having a variety of red banana in India... does that ring any bells?
* Google on 'bananas nitrous oxide gas' for more
Trivia: taxonomically, a banana 'tree' is actually a grass