Every couple of weeks I will experience a mild headache for a couple of hours before bed then it will be gone the next morning. I've read that eating over-ripe bananas will give you a headache and I'm pretty sure that's the case with me.
The thing is though I eat 20 bananas a day and buy about 200bananas or so every week. There is like no way I can not eat a few bunches of over-ripe bananas. For you guys and gals out there who eat a lot of bananas what do you do to make sure you eat your bananas on time?
With the amount of bananas I eat I don't see how I could plan things out properly. I can usually get about five of the days of the week with good ripe bananas, but around the time I need to buy more the bananas I have our getting over-ripe. Oh and I still don't eat the really mushy parts of the over-ripe bananas. I just eat the still solid, but soft parts. Apparently that's not enough because I still get headaches.
I haven't tried that. I've thought about it, but I share a fridge with SAD eaters and I don't know if I could freeze like a whole case of bananas...
Maybe I just need to buy less bananas and make more trips unfortunately.
For the first time I experienced the same problem like you. Not with the headaches but to have too many ripe bananas. I had 1 and a half 18 kilo boxes of ripe bananas and I diced to make room in the freezer for lots of them. So two days ago I cut up 7 kilo of bananas and put them in the freezer. Imagine 7 kilo of banana-icecream. Welcome to BANANA ICELAND :D :D Now I know I have a enough ripe fruit at home and don't have to be worried if my next box of bananas will take a little time to ripen.
What you also can do is to put some of then in the blender with a little to no water and make fruitleather out of it. Don't know the right term in english. So you put them in the blender, make a creamy paste and put it on a sheet of baking paper. Make sure you make a thin layer on the baking paper. Then you place it in the sun and let it dry. When the fruitleather is dry you can simply remove it from the baking paper and roll it, cut it or eat it right away. You can store this fruitleather like dried fruit and keep it for long trips or the winter months. Also it is a great snack for friends. Also you can put your ripe bananas (not the over-ripe) in a dehydrater and make dried fruit out of it, like Michael Arnstein mentioned in one of his videos. If you don't want to eat dried fruit, because it is harmful to your teeth then simply soak the dried bananas or fruitleather with water and mix them like you would do with dates for dateorade.
hope this helps
Thanks for the advice Michael :)
If my bananas get beyond yellow with brown speckles, I usually do not eat them. Bananas can ferment when they get overripe leading to similar problems as if one had drank alcohol.
While I might do a big grocery shopping every 7-10 days, I have to make small banana runs just like SAD people run out for milk and eggs.
Since I am the only one eating like this, and I get bored with a lot of bananas, I do not buy them in bulk or wholesale like some members do here.
How many bananas do you eat every day PK? It's hard for to work out in my head making small banana runs when I eat 20 bananas a day and would have to ripen my own bananas.
I eat about 15 a day and buy about 10 bunches every 3 days. Always best to buy a little extra just in case, I hate being wasteful but they are cheap and I'd rather throw out a few bananas here and there then run out of ripe bananas. Also what helps is buy bananas that always ripen properly. I buy either Earth Brand (Whole Foods) or Organics Unlimited (Natural Grocers). These always ripen up well. Where as when I used to eat a lot of organic chiquitas about a 1/3rd of them would never ripen properly due to being picked too soon. Properly picked bananas really help keep the ripening time consistent.
Organic bananas do ripen consistently, but I don't know if I could buy only organic. At the moment I buy pretty much 2 cases of conventional and 1 case of organic.
You should put them in the fridge after they ripen. They will stay in that state for about a week.
Put them in the fridge if they are ripe and you aren't ready to eat them yet.
I thought it was bad to put bananas in the fridge?
Not sure what you mean by bad.. the peels will turn dark but that's about it. Obviously it is bad in the sense that it is not as good as fresh, but certainly better than eating them overripe.