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Are these bananas ripe enough?

I just started eating bananas about a month ago. Haven't had one since I was little (about 3-4 years old). I'm still struggling to know how the bananas should look like when they are ripe enough. They still have a little green colour to them, on the ends.

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Comment by Chris P. on May 4, 2012 at 10:09pm

I've actually had bananas that were all yellow with some brown spots but were hard-ish to peel and were more starchy than sweet, so not quite ready. I'd eat them over McDonald's for sure! But not ideal. I keep over ripe bananas that I cannot eat before they go too smushy, peeled and frozen and use them in smoothies, for those times when I am waiting on my latest haul to get ripe all the way. I know frozen is not the best, but it helps me bridge the gap.

Comment by Mickey Raw Frugivore on May 4, 2012 at 9:48pm

I would wait 2-3 days before eating those. But in case if of banana shortage - then sure :)

Comment by Julia on May 4, 2012 at 9:30pm

There are still green parts. I would say: peel one. If it opens easily, it's ripe. (An unripe banana also tastes and smeels different.)

Comment by ednshell on May 4, 2012 at 8:47pm
Comment by Peter on May 4, 2012 at 8:17pm

That's tongue of course!

Comment by Peter on May 4, 2012 at 8:12pm

Perfect. Eat one slowly which will allow your tounge to fully absorb the sweetness of the banana.

Comment by Sorcha NB on May 4, 2012 at 8:05pm

They look ripe to me. There doesn't have to have spots covering the *whole* banana. Bright yellow with brown spots = NOM.

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