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How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

Last updated on April 24, 2008

how to ripen bananasNeed a ripe banana but all you have are green ones?

Here’s how to ripen bananas quickly:

Place bananas in a paper bag with an apple or a tomato.

Fold the bag closed.

The ethylene gas in the apple or tomato will cause the bananas to ripen in about 24 hours.

You can also place a banana in a paper bag with other fruits to ripen them.

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6 years 6 months ago

I appreciate the tip on ripening bananas. I bought a bunch from Costco 2 days ago and they were green. Put them in a plastic bag and they are about halfway ready. Tomorrow they should be ready to eat…