Almost every week a new bunch of bananas makes its way into our home, to be used mostly for eating fresh and for making smoothies.
Bananas would be our biggest food waste item (on average, about 2-3 bananas a week) as they often go bad before we have eaten them all.
Wasting food is not good for our environment or our pocket, so we are looking at how we can change things for the better.
One idea was to slow down how fast they ripened, and we heard this could be done by wrapping the crown (the stem end) in tinfoil or plastic food wrap. Has anyone tried this?
Another idea was to keep them in the fridge, but I know that doing that will prevent them from ever ripening. We normally allow our bananas to ripen in the fruit bowl and then transfer them to the fridge.
(What to store them in, in the fridge, is another problem – any ideas anyone?)
A third idea we thought of was to freeze the bananas once they were ripe, but I tried this once and the skins were almost impossible to remove so have not bothered again.
Perhaps I really just need to do more cooking – banana cake and chocolate banana muffins would soon disappear!
Have a great day 😊