This is What’s Up With Bruised Bananas

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So you know bananas? Them yellow things? I don’t know about your life, but I never really eat bruises on bananas. There’s nothing wrong with bruised bananas, they’re the same as and non-bruised bananas- I think.

So, for bananas to ripen, they start to produce a hormone called ethylene. It’s what turns bananas from their green, bitter phase to the obviously superior yellow friendly phase.

But ethylene is like:

No, I think we can keep going. I think we can be even more ripe! What’s the worst that can happen?

So the banana infinitely tries to get more ripe, which is eventually what turns it mushy and brown.

This is the life lesson we can learn from bananas:

Stop and appreciate the ripeness you are at every once in awhile.


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