Its Even True For Bananas!

I find myself frequently taking notice of stories reported about people behaving in ways that end up having repercussions in their lives. Sometimes they are good ones with great outcomes, but more frequently they entail some poorly thought-out action taken, that ends up with unfortunate results. It is due I believe, to the general lack of understanding that the frequently used expression, “What Goes Around Comes Around,” is actually true!

Today’s revelation in this article, is that in addition to people, it even applies to bananas of all things! Moreover, I just could not pass up including it in my series of posts purporting that those “What Goes…” words are indeed, an immutable law of nature!

Make sure to read the article if you are a banana lover like me, to learn how just a minimum of attention will keep them around longer. Hey, it sounds a bit like what’s required in every relationship!

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Fresh bananas seem to turn brown in the blink of an eye, and far too often go to waste. Once a banana has lost its vibrant yellow color, there’s little that can be done to reverse the ripening process, leaving us no choice but to toss them in the trash. Thankfully, there are ways to slow and prevent browning, adding valuable days to a banana’s shelf life. Here are some tips for how to keep bananas from going brown.

Wrap the Stems in Plastic

You may have noticed that banana stems are sometimes covered in plastic wrap at the grocery store. The reason is that plastic wrap actually slows the ripening process, allowing stores to keep bananas looking fresh for longer. As bananas ripen, their stems release ethylene gas, which in turn causes the rest of the fruit to brown. By wrapping the stems in plastic, you can contain the ethylene gas and prevent it from affecting the rest of the peel. If you want some bananas to ripen faster than others, separate the fruits and wrap each stem individually so that you can keep some fresh for later.

Put Them in the Fridge

Refrigerators keep food fresh, including bananas. That being said, you need to be careful not to put bananas in the refrigerator too early. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bananas are susceptible to chilling injury, meaning that if you store a banana in the fridge while it’s still green it may end up tasting unpleasant and bitter. However, if you time it right, bananas will last a little longer inside the fridge than if you just left them out on the counter.

Store Them in a Cool, Dark Place

If you don’t have fridge space or want to avoid a potential chilling injury, you can store your bananas in any cool, dark place. Heat and light cause bananas to ripen faster, as more ethylene gas is produced in those conditions. Somewhere cool and dark will slow the ripening process, though be sure to let the bananas ripen a bit before stowing them away. If they’re still green, putting them in darkness may inhibit them from ripening properly.

Keep Them Away From Other Fruit

Bananas aren’t the only fruit to release ethylene gas; other fruits like apples and pears do as well. While you may be tempted to store all your fruit in the same bowl, keeping bananas in a separate location will ensure they remain yellow longer. Storing bananas by themselves also means that you can maintain a better airflow, which allows ethylene gas to escape instead of getting trapped near the banana. You can also separate bunches and store each banana individually, which will accomplish the same result as keeping bananas away from other fruits.

Sprinkle Sliced Bananas With Lemon Juice

While this trick has little effect on unpeeled bananas, adding lemon juice to sliced bananas is a great way to preserve the fruit before it turns to mush. Whether you’re having a picnic or packing your child’s lunch, squeezing a little lemon on top of sliced bananas will maintain its freshness longer. And luckily, when it’s time to eat the banana the citric flavor will be barely noticeable.


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U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Connecticut between 1988 and 2006, including the revelation of leaders who discouraged disclosure. Those cases do not include at least 42 more that have been identified as not having been properly investigated. That is not to mention new Pentagon published statistics showing student-reported assaults at West Point, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy.

So after all the accusations and denials, the truth is finally revealed about Bill Cosby’s lifetime of raping young women, who were unfortunate enough to cross his path. The answer as to how he got away with it for so long, lies in his skill of slipping a Methaquolone pill, otherwise known as a Quaalude, into a drink he would give them. It would render them helpless to escape his subsequent sexual assault. Of course, he had also built a persona of America’s Grandpa, that was the ultimate deception.I first heard about quaaludes (‘ludes) in college in the 60’s. Apparently, he did as well! The word was that if you could slip one into a girl’s drink, she would be more compliant than otherwise. The records show that Cosby had multiple prescriptions filled at least throughout the 70’s, then apparently, subsequently found other sources. It became his “MO” and many women his victim. But that game is over now, most likely for the duration of his life! As with most abusers, Cosby felt he had a way to evade the light from shining on what he was up to. He thought he was safe and would never get caught, but If accused, he could claim it was consensual. It is what all abusers think, regardless of the form that abuse takes, and sometimes it can work for a long while. But when the light finally does shine and reveals the truth, the rule is that the longer the perpetrator got away with their nasty deceptions, the deeper the hole they will have dug for themselves. Epstein escaped via suicide. I think they’ll be keeping a close eye on Bill!