Do bananas brown faster in the fridge?

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Do bananas brown faster in the fridge?
« on: 24/10/2011 09:01:02 »
shelly asked the Naked Scientists:
Will bananas brown faster in the fruit-bowl, or in the refrigerator?

What do you think?
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Do bananas brown faster in the fridge?
« Reply #1 on: 24/10/2011 10:35:43 »
Storing bananas in a fridge will cause the skin to turn brown, but actually slows the ripening process. Stored in a bowl with fruit at room temperature, the release of gases from the banana may cause the fruits in the bowl to over-ripen. This is fine if you have fruits which you want to ripen quickly, such as avocado.

At room temperature, a banana will ripen and begin to turn brown.

Your bananas (which are a herb, not a fruit) will brown quicker in the fridge, but ripen quicker at room temperature.
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