Preserving food for as long as possible is something that we are all aware of due to the cost of living and inflation prices.

But one person has asked the question: "Can I store bananas in the fridge to keep them fresh for longer?" on the online forum site Quora. People took the thread to answer the question and what is the best way to store them.

One person wrote: "While storing bananas in the fridge can help them stay fresh for a longer time, it's generally not recommended. Bananas are tropical fruits that are sensitive to cold temperatures and refrigeration can cause the skin to turn brown and the texture to become mushy."

The person recommended storing the bananas at room temperature instead and "away from direct sunlight."

They continued: "If you want to slow down the ripening process, you can separate the bananas from each other and wrap the stem ends with plastic wrap. This will help prevent the release of ethylene gas, which speeds up ripening."

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Meanwhile, another commented: "Yes, you can store bananas in the fridge to keep them fresh for longer. According to the search results, storing bananas in the fridge can slow down the ripening process and keep them fresh for a few extra days.

"However, it is important to note that bananas should only be refrigerated once they are fully ripe. If you put unripe bananas in the fridge, they are likely to stay that way and may not ripen properly. Additionally, refrigerating bananas can cause the skin to turn brown or black, but this does not affect the quality or taste of the fruit inside."

This particular person also gave the right way to store them in the fridge.

They added: "To store bananas in the fridge, wrap them in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container or bag. Sliced bananas can also be stored in the fridge using the same method. It is worth noting that bananas stored in the fridge may have a slightly different texture than those stored at room temperature. If you prefer your bananas at room temperature, it is best to store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight."

And a third simply put: "Yes, you can but they can be restored at a specific temperature to maintain its ripe condition."

Will you be following this advice?

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