30 Bananas a Day!

I have started buying organic bananas from the brand Dole but have been finding a lot of tiny white/transparent worms (3-5mm long) in over 60-70% of the bananas. The bananas don't look damaged from the outside, but once you open them, you see brown spots and usually there are worms squiggling around.

 

I know that they are harmless even if I eat them but it just freaks me out a little.

 

I'm ripening them outdoors in opened cardboard boxes. Is there any way to prevent this from happening? has anyone experienced this with Dole brand bananas? I notice that there are these big flies that are always crawling on the bananas, are they laying eggs in the bananas?

 

The bananas are definitely not overripe and fermenting. Would appreciate all your replies!

Views: 753

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

That's from the fruit fly and if you're ripening outdoors, that might be why.
yep they're maggots from fruit flies. you can pretty much guarantee if one is infested the rest will be too. they are attracted to ripe fruit.

Ripen them in sealed plastic boxes or in a room where flies cant get in. Easy.

 

 

going box shopping NOW!!!!

except when I buy the bananas they are allready covered in bugs...

yup!

so any ideas how to get the bugs off - any natural fruit flu deterrents?

sealed containers / brown paper bags :)

Thank you so much for your replies! I'll be sure to ripen them in sealed containers then. Hope I haven't wasted too many of the organic bananas =(

RSS

30BaD Search

Freelee & Durianrider Blogs

THE RT4 BIBLE IS OUT!!! CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW

Latest Activity

Profile IconChelsy , Rolanda Sabree, Joshua Gonzales and 12 more joined 30 Bananas a Day!
2 hours ago
Rolanda Sabree commented on TheBananaGirl's page THE RAW TILL 4 DIET EBOOK
2 hours ago
Alexandra R. is now friends with Sexy On Sugar, Josi, Ashley and 10 more
3 hours ago
firstname lastname replied to Jennie's discussion do you eat spotted fruits?
4 hours ago
Jonathan B Marcus posted a status
"Looking for a home for a US exchange student who wishes to eat healthy. Must be in the Southport, Australia area."
6 hours ago
Lesli Ruiz replied to Rashy45's discussion Detox rash or fruit allergy?
9 hours ago
Michael Lanfield posted a video

Can One Person Really Make a Difference?

Can One Person Really Make a Difference? Testimonials (Partial List) http://www.michaellanfield.com/testimonials
10 hours ago
Gary High-Fruit posted a video

Tana & fans challenged Freelee, but PROOF they clicked off the response video after seconds. (Why Freelee is right / binge eating)

#TanaChallengesFreelee See how the viewers decline as the video runs. Explaining Freelee's position that binge eating doesn't exist Freelee's new video respo...
10 hours ago
High Carb Diabetic posted a video

Dear Vegans, Nicole Arbour has a good point

You can follow me if you would like to: On Twitter @highcarbjedi On Instagram @highcarbjedi On my website (which is still a work in progress), highcarbdiabet...
10 hours ago
Dr.Wilco posted a video

"Your Natural Health" with Dr. Wilco

For More information please visit; http://www.purehealthibiza.com/ Dr. Wilco has been a relentless researcher in the fields of health and nutrition for over ...
10 hours ago
Sun Fruit Dan posted a video

Why i am no longer eating a raw vegan diet - Fruitarian

I thought id be truthful and open with everyone why i am no longer eating a fully raw vegan diet after eating this way for 2 years and why i decided to start adding some cooked food into my diet. Get free health tips and more to achieve the health…
10 hours ago
Stephen Sutton replied to BananaQueen's discussion Breakfast Ideas
10 hours ago
Angela replied to Jennie's discussion do you eat spotted fruits?
13 hours ago
Jara Portela Hernández and Raquel are now friends
14 hours ago
Jennie posted a discussion
15 hours ago
Raquel and PL are now friends
16 hours ago

© 2016   Created by TheBananaGirl.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service