Do's & dont's

Do not place an unripe banana in the fridge as the banana will not ripen. The enzyme responsible for ripening slows down and may never be active again even after removing the banana from the fridge. Always ripen the banana in a fruit bowl at room temperature. Place them next to tomatoes to speed up the process. Overripe bananas can be placed in the freezer for use in banana cakes or smoothies.