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Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« on: 05/09/2006 19:30:38 »
Hi All,

This is question 78 in a series of 57585 food related questions.

Why do banana skins go brown ?  I have to say I do not mind the squidgy goodness inside when they do their impression of leopard skin fun.... Wifey doesn't ..but I do. Presumably it's the first signs of degradation eh ?

Why a mottled effect ?...and why do they turn completely brown when you stick them in the fridge ? (oh no...another fridge question !!...sorry)...so what's the science behind that then.

A banana split to whom ever assists me in this yellow boomerang shaped fruit enquiry.





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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #1 on: 05/09/2006 19:49:04 »
I don't know about fridge-effect, but I remember touch-effect: pressing banana's skin with fingers, made it turn brown where I have pressed it, after some hours. Maybe, the pressure releases an oxygen-sensitive substance from skin's cells?
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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2006 19:51:52 »
Really ?...THANKS Lightarrow..I am going to test this pressing thing..thanks for that

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2006 20:10:38 »


One proud and not impressed banana





one harassed and groped banana


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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #4 on: 06/09/2006 00:44:20 »
So, I went back to where I had left my banana and this is what I found !!!




There's a lesson to be learned here.

Scientists..Do NOT leave your experiment where your four year old daughter can eat them !!!..oh well !!


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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #5 on: 06/09/2006 04:08:31 »
Awww, the science behind the banana being bruised is still unknown...please feel free to grope another one while child is asleep..hehe

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #6 on: 06/09/2006 04:11:46 »
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Originally posted by moonfire

Awww, the science behind the banana being bruised is still unknown...please feel free to grope another one while child is asleep..hehe

"Lo" Loretta



Too late...that was the last one !! :)..oh well !!...I'll just grope something else !!! ;)

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #7 on: 06/09/2006 04:22:07 »
Your so Artistic there Neil! Love his little smiley face!

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #8 on: 06/09/2006 06:32:34 »
maybe a peach?

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #9 on: 06/09/2006 08:39:41 »
Yeperoo, maybe!

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #10 on: 06/09/2006 13:57:24 »
OK...bend over so that I can grope your peach !!




But getting back to the topic in hand I would stil ike the questions answered if possible....

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #11 on: 06/09/2006 14:20:45 »
LOL I don't think that is a question, but a statement...I know, I know what you meant...LOL  You are soooooo bad

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #12 on: 06/09/2006 16:25:40 »
Yes he is indeedy! I honestly don't know why, what does wikipedia say Neil?

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Re: Brown Mottled Banana Skin !
« Reply #13 on: 12/09/2006 05:40:08 »
Blame it on Enzymes and aslo cooling causes entraped moisture in the skin to rapture.
 

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