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    Banana Wars

    I am a banana fan.
    I just love those things.
    A point of contention in my house is?
    When are they ready to eat?
    My wife likes them GREEN right out of the grocery store.
    I absolutely can't eat a banana until it softens and begins to turn brown. At this point my Wife declares them spoiled and good for nothing except banana bread. (She bakes it and I refuse to eat it because it taste nothing like a banana.)
    What is the consensus on the site as to when a banana is ready to eat?

    Kind of a side note?
    I got hooked on bananas while working in West Africa. A lot of places the food was pretty much inedible but there were always stalks of bananas to get you through.
    I ALWAYS had a stalk hanging in my office. They were about 1/3rd the size of what we see in the U.S. but absolutely the best bananas I have ever eaten.

    #2
    I prefer #3 - #4, to me that's perfect. I can tolerate 5. My brother used to prefer #6 & 7. Yuck.


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    • Attjack
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      I like 3 and 4 is fine too. If my bananas are going south I peel them and freeze them in a plastic bag for smoothies.

    • Old Glory
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      3-4 for me.

    • Henrik
      Henrik commented
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      3-4 is what I prefer.

    #3
    I'm the only one in the house that eats nanas. I vote for 2.5. Sweet flesh with a firm chew. Anything to the right of 3 is only good for cooking/baking.

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    • Cheef
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      As Gordon Ramsey would say?
      THOSE F***ING BANANAS are RAW!!
      Or something like that.

    #4
    4 to 5 range here. The better half is 2 to 3.

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      #5
      This is a question about eating them, right? Hey, somebody had to go there!!

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        #6
        2.5. A ripe banana induces gagging. Your wife is right, a banana with brown spots, or beyond, is ONLY good for banana bread...or maybe ice cream.

        ETA: Or, possibly, bananas Foster.
        Last edited by Willy; October 17, 2020, 09:33 AM.

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        • Cheef
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          For me?
          I would never consider eating a #1 shown in that pic.
          Anything below 4 gives me a burning sensation in my mouth.
          Kind of wierd.

        • Willy
          Willy commented
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          Cheef. Agreed, a β€œone” is inedible. So is anything beyond a three. Brown/black equals inedible! ;<)

        #7
        Sorry, I hate bananas. Anything banana. Yuk. πŸ‘Ž

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          #8
          Wife and son, 2, 3, 4. I'll do 2, 3, 4, 5 and possibly a 6 as long as it has no fuzz on it.

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            #9
            I can eat one if I have no other choice, but I don't enjoy them. 3 or 4 are acceptable...

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              #10
              3 through 5. I've eaten plenty of 6 but it's borderline.

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                #11
                I could probably go for 2 thru 6. My wife was the banana bread fiend. It got to 7, into the freezer it would go. I shall miss that.

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                • Cheef
                  Cheef commented
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                  @Fireman.
                  my finger hovered over the like button for quite a minute there.
                  I just couldn't push it but do appreciate your chiming in.
                  I'm just kind of imagining what you are going through and sorry.

                • smokin fool
                  smokin fool commented
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                  My wife's the same, she comes for a place where your wealth is measured by over ripe banana's in the freezer....and we're in the chips!

                #12
                5,6,7 Banana Bread. oh yah. 3,4 good eating. I put banana 1m 2 on a paper bag to let them ripen.

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                  #13
                  I’m really the only one in the house that eats bananas. I’ll eat pretty much 2-7 on that chart, but I don’t eat them plain. I slice these up regardless and serve with yogurt, granola and honey. So, it helps with the really soft texture from those #7s!

                  Or even on a waffle with some peanut butter and honey!

                  But, sometimes, they need to be peeled and put into a zipper bag and frozen for banana pancakes!

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                    #14
                    4-7 for me, I think they get a deeper banana flavor the older they get...at least up to a certain point that is.

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                      #15
                      I eat a banana and I eat it all day, those things repeat on me....not much worse than banana burps....

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