How to Ripen Green Fruit: Kitchen Tip

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I recently bought bananas that were pretty green.  I didn’t realize just how green until I went away for four days and returned to find them still looking too green to eat.

One of my sons had heard an old trick for how to ripen green fruit and suggested I place the bananas in a bag with a couple of apples.  I did, and a couple of days later they were ripe.  The ethylene gas that fruit gives off helps the fruit to ripen.  The bag helps hold in that gas.

Placing only the bananas in a bag would have helped, but adding the apples sped up the process.

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