Have You Ever Considered Refrigerating Bananas?

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Absolutely cannot believe how much money I spent at the grocery store in Kona last Saturday. More than $500. But then I don't go grocery shopping in Sacramento, so I'm not really aware of how much things cost. Like, I would be a lousy contestant on The Price is Right. I used to watch that show as a kid, and I always knew the price of a can of Green Giant green beans or a week-long vacation to Aruba. But not today.

Not only that, but there were several phone calls to my husband while at Safeway. For example, in front of the milk section, which I don't drink, buying milk seemed like a good idea because I notice my husband drinks milk. But what kind of milk does he drink? Well, let's just say that I would also be a lousy contestant on the Newlywed Game, and would totally blow that question.

Figuring he was getting tired of all my phone calls, when I called the third time I just said: Milk? Nonfat, 1% or 2%? Because I honestly did not know which to buy.

I also bought a ton of fruit because my agent Josh is coming to visit me in Hawaii with his fiancé. One of his requests was bananas. They were green yesterday and are yellow today. Uh, oh. Might not last until he gets here. You can read more in my personal blog at this link: Can You Put Bananas in the Refrigerator?

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Wish I could help, Elizabeth, but I neither eat nor buy fruit. Somewhere I do remember reading that bananas should not be refrigerated.

Aug 27, 2018 06:11 AM #1
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Elizabeth.   I thought you can refrigerate bananas.  It will slow down the ripening process but, as your blog indicated they will get chill burn and not look so great. 

Aug 27, 2018 07:29 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I need to check your blogs are more and I like the suggestios on the chicken recipe I posted, I know I wil try it probably on Tursday night, thanks.


Aug 27, 2018 08:27 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have never been successful refrigerating bananas.  I guess I put them in too soon.  I usually end up turning them into Banana Bread when they start to get a little too ripe.

Aug 27, 2018 08:48 AM #4
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I think there's a bag that is specifically for bananas when puttingt them in the fridge. Ours are eaten before they have a chance to turn to mush and stay on the banana hanger ready to eat.

Aug 27, 2018 09:26 AM #5
Missy Banks
Allen Tate Real Estate | AgentBecky.com | MissyBanks.com - Charlotte, NC

I learned something new!  I like to freeze mine for smoothies!

Aug 27, 2018 02:42 PM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Do you for don't you refrigerate bananas is something I never thought about. However, I have put them in the refrigerator when I couldn't get to them soon enought to eat.They would turn brown but the banana inside was never bad, always looking like the inside of a banana should. 

Aug 28, 2018 02:14 AM #7
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, have never frigerated bananas, just have to eat them quickly, as I dislike mushy ones.   Glad Adam did not mind all your calls, and have fun with your visitors.

Aug 29, 2018 06:30 AM #8
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Joan Cox Well, Josh is my buyer's agent, and his girlfriend Vika just became an American Citizen this year. She is from the Ukraine, and guess what? So are my contractors, heh, heh some of whom do not speak English,

Aug 29, 2018 11:50 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have refrigerated bananas and it helps preserve fruit but makes for an ugly dark peel. The fruit however is firm and not mushy like you would think. When they get overripe I freeze them for banana cake and banana breads. once thawed they will slide out of the peels like squeezing a tube of toothpaste.

Aug 29, 2018 05:28 PM #10
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