“Banana Man” Frank Grant is a third generation banana expert with over 30 years’ experience cultivating bananas on his family’s banana farm in Australia. Frank is currently promoting banana tree cultivation in North America. His Web site offers more information on Frank’s banana tree consultant services.
Bananas are the World’s Greatest Food.
As an Australian banana farmer and now a banana consultant, I am thrilled to see this great fruit being recognized for what it truly is; Mother Earth’s golden treasure. When you buy your bananas at the supermarket and you place them into your basket, just remember that you have selected the one and only food that has its own gold natural wrapping. The fruit inside has not been touched by human hands. How fantastic is that?
The Banana Diet
With the world in the grip of such difficult times, it is great to see a new and inspiring development on the arena. I am talking about the banana diet that has taken Japan by storm. Since you have visited this Web site you have heard about this amazing diet already, where consuming bananas and warm water for breakfast every day will help you lose weight at a fairly rapid rate. This diet is perfect for the busy person or someone who isn’t the best at sticking to them, much like me. The new banana diet works wonders, as I am on this myself and have noticed a difference in my own weight. This really works.
Health Panacea & Hangover Cure?
Bananas are the best nutritional food available, are great for stomach problems and are also great for a quick energy boost. The best thing I find about them is that they are fantastic for hangovers. Trust me, I know this well.
Banana Man Frank’s Banana Tips
Now for some of my banana selection tips:
- Once you have your bananas at home, you should place them in shaded area in your home, like the kitchen or on your dining table. Do not put them in direct sunlight.
- Do not put bananas in the fridge as they will go black and horrible and lose their nutritional value.
- You can freeze a banana if it gets to the stage of overripe and use it for cooking later on.
- If you have bought an avocado and it is still in a green hard state, grab a ripe banana and put the avocado and the banana both into a brown paper bag, in a few days the avocado will have ripened. You can do this with most fruits. It works well, as I have done this many times before.
What are Those Marks on the Banana?
Selecting the right banana, can sometimes be a difficult decision. You see all kinds of things in the available banana selection at the supermarket, like marks on the fruit and different stages of ripeness.
As for the marks, they usually only appear on the skin and do not affect the taste or appearance on the inside of the banana. You don’t need to worry too much about the marks. Selecting the right colored banana is something you will have to decide yourself, taking in consideration as to when the fruit will be eaten. The riper they are, the quicker they will turn brown. Selecting a slightly green banana may last a week or longer. I suggest you select a few ripe ones and a few green bananas, so this way you can eat bananas every day and enjoy the greatest food on earth.
My Bananas Turned Brown!
One of the most common things people say to me about bananas is, “Well I bought my bananas three days ago, and now they have turned brown.” There are several reasons for this and the most common is that when you buy your bananas and you have most likely selected very ripe bananas, they will go brown and off quickly.
Now, because of where your bananas are grown, say, central America, they have to travel a long distance to get to the wholesaler first and then they are transported to your supermarket. So it takes time, and you have to understand that they will break down within days, occasionally. It also depends on the weather too. If it is warm they will break down quickly. It is not an easy process to get bananas to your kitchen table quickly.
There are a few other factors as well, like growing conditions that often have an effect on the shelf life of your banana, but most of the time your bananas will last approximately one week.