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    Best to Buy

    Avoid fruit with bruises and splits in the skin. Choose firm, green to slightly yellow bunches, and store them at room temperature. The skin of bananas turns black when they are refrigerated, though it does not affect the fruit inside.

    Prep & Store

    Enjoy bananas when they ripen to a uniform yellow with tiny brown flecks. If fruit is too green, store in a paper bag to speed ripening. Very ripe fruit can be peeled, frozen in freezer bags, and used for baking.

    Tasty Tip

    Mashed bananas can be added to baked goods as a natural sweetener.

    Nutrition Notes

    Bananas are a good source of potassium.

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