How do I know if a black banana is too old to be eaten?

  • From time to buy, I buy too many bananas. For the future, I am considering refrigerating them instead of eating them, but they turn black.

    How can I know whether a black banana is still edible?

    if you can catch them when they're very ripe, I suggest a quick peel, plasticwear, and plop in freezer before they're totally gone. Then you can use at your leisure for shakes and smoothies.

    You can cover the stem with aluminium foil, it will stop browning. I don't know how, but it works.

  • BobMcGee

    BobMcGee Correct answer

    9 years ago

    Open it up. If it's soft and pale brown or darker inside too, it's overripe and no longer good for eating straight; however, it can be used in baking, banana bread, or smoothies. Once it's black, the banana is garbage.

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