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Old 06-20-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Here's an odd question. The last 2 years where ever I buy bananas, whether their green or yellow
and no bruises, when I peel them there are brown/dark spots or bruises inside. Again, this has
been the past 2 years and I've even had some chats with women (while buying them) who said
the same thing.
I have even gone so far that when I buy them I go to the self check out lane to make
sure the cashier or bagger isn't banging them.
Since they usually came from Mexico, the Caribbean & Central America, I have a sneaky
suspicion that they might be coming from China or somewhere else.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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I would ask the veggie manager. I only like apple bananas usually they are given to me.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Throop, PA
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I always had that problem when I got them at Walmart. So I just stop buying them there.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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It could be the loading of the bananas into the boxes for shipping to the store employees stocking. I would mention it the produce manager or even the store manager. They might be able to pinpoint what's happening if they care enough.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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Always be sure to pull your bananas from the stem when you get home...when left on the stem, they produce some kind of gas which makes them get brown spots super fast....removing and letting them rest in your fruit bowl as individual bananas help curtail the brown spotting so quickly.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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I'll try that tip about removing them from the stem. BTW, I've gone to various grocery stores
and it's like that at each one. Also, I looked up some information and before most bananas came
from Costa Rica and now several other countries in Central America are growing them as well
as China and Pakistan.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I always had that problem when I got them at Walmart. So I just stop buying them there.
I bought some at Sam's Club and I noticed that they ripened WAY too fast....one day they were green and almost overnight they were brown and drawing fruit flies. I think all bananas are treated with a gas, but perhaps Sams and Walmart are overzealous.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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I bought some at Sam's Club and I noticed that they ripened WAY too fast....one day they were green and almost overnight they were brown and drawing fruit flies. I think all bananas are treated with a gas, but perhaps Sams and Walmart are overzealous.
I never had good luck with produce at either Walmart or Sam's (but especially Walmart hork). However, we did have an interesting experience with bananas last month. We go to a "farmers market" that really seems to mostly sell overstock produce, and got some exceptionally green bananas. They never ripened. Those bananas were GREEN for three weeks, and then we finally threw them away.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:04 AM
 
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Those bananas were GREEN for three weeks, and then we finally threw them away.
If you had put them in a paper bag with an apple they probably would have ripened. Ripening fruit gives of ethelyne gas, which makes fruit ripen which makes them give off ethylene gas, etc.

Yellow bananas are not ripe. Brown freckles on them means they are ripe.

Bruises INSIDE indicates they were mishandled.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:25 AM
 
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if bananas get too cold in transport, this makes em turn real quick,,,a greyish green/yellow

as open stated above,,,they do throw off a gas,,like many veggies/fruits,,,,and if you store your fruits and veggies together,,,one gas from one- will accelerate the break down process of another

on the subject of fruit flies- when i buy soft fruits, and if over-ripen, the fruit flies are there,,,so where are they before the fruit over-ripens?? yep,,we eat them,,, ???
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