Bananas are a wonderful fruit with many health benefits as well as being highly nutritious. They are rich in Potassium, Magnesium as well being a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Manganese and Vitamin B6. They are a healthy carbohydrate snack because of their low GI, no fat, no sodium and no cholesterol. Suitable for athletes and dieters, they should be enjoyed as part of a balanced and healthy diet.
As a banana ripens the starch in the fruit converts to sugar giving the banana a creamier and sweeter taste. To ripen green bananas faster just place bananas in a brown paper bag with a tomato or apple overnight.
To slow down the ripening refrigerate the bananas for a few days, noting the skin will go dark but the banana inside will be fine.
For bananas that are too ripe just peel them and freeze them to use in your smoothies, cakes and other recipes.
Enjoy a Banana today !