Monkeys eat unripe bananas
Whether as a source of energy in between or to start the day: Bananas are very popular with many people. It's clear why: Bananas provide us with potassium, which promotes our heart health, but also with vitamin B6, which supports the immune system and makes our nervous system more resilient throughout the day. In addition, the power fruits simply taste good. So it's no wonder that the Germans are way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to their banana consumption. Everyone eats around 11.7 kilograms of bananas annually.
In doing so, we (almost) all make one of the mistakes that we have listed below:
We store them wrong
Tropical fruits such as bananas do not belong in the refrigerator because they are sensitive to cold and should be stored at room temperature. You should also pay attention to what lies together. It is better not to lie ripe bananas next to other fruit. Because they give off a particularly large amount of the natural ripening gas ethylene.
This leads to other fruit spoiling or drying out prematurely. Ripe apples and mangoes also give off ethylene. Fruit will also last less long if kept near green plants or in warm rooms.
Tip: Conversely, unripe fruits can be enjoyed more quickly if you add an apple. This also works with pears, avocados, bananas and papayas. Read here what goes where in the refrigerator.
We're peeling them wrong
A banana grows so that the strongest part of the peel is at the top, the stem. If you open a banana at the top of the long stem, thin strips often stick to the flesh when peeled, which we have to peel off one by one. In addition, when opening the stem, we may crush the inside of the banana, the pulp. Because, especially with fresh bananas, the peel or stem is so robust that it is difficult to open.
Monkeys do it a little smarter: They open their favorite food from the other side. It's easier and a lot less complicated. Although the surface is hard in this area too, it is often not particularly firm. Monkeys have a special tactic for peeling bananas. How it works? Take the hard end of the banana in your index finger and thumb and pull the end apart. So we have several shell parts that you can easily pull down - guaranteed fewer threads.
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We don't wash our hands after peeling
Consumers should wash their hands after peeling bananas, advises the Bavarian Consumer Center. Children in particular should be given the peeled fruit straight away. The background is that pesticide residues are repeatedly detected on and in the peel.
Even after the harvest, bananas would continue to be treated, for example with anti-mold agents. The so-called fungicides are intended to prevent the fruits from rot prematurely in transit. Conventionally grown bananas are particularly affected. But consumer advocates can also reassure you: there are few or no pesticides under the banana peel. (sar / with dpa)
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