Bananas have a thick signature-yellow peel when ripe, encasing their soft, cream-colored, semi-starchy flesh.
Bananas are well known for their potassium content, but they also offer a healthy boost of vitamin B, vitamin C, fiber, and magnesium. They contain three natural sources of sugar – sucrose, fructose, and glucose – and are denser in calories than most other fruits, making them an extremely efficient and sustainable source of energy.
Store bananas at room temperature until they are fully ripe, then refrigerate to extend shelf life.
- In the pantry: 2–7 days
- In the fridge: 5 to 7 days. Refrigeration will turn banana skins black, but will not harm the fruit.