There is nothing worse than buying a lovely bunch of bananas except they are Kermit green rather than a lovely shade of yellow.
If you want them to ripen quicker, leave them connected at the stem. To make the process even faster, put them in a paper bag and roll it shut.
This simply traps the naturally emitted ethylene gas that encourages ripening. You can help the process by including apples in the bag too, as these also produce ethylene.
On the flip side, if you don’t want your bananas to ripen much more, or just want them to ripen a lot slower, take them off the stems.
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