A trip to any grocery store’s produce section will quickly reveal that bananas are often picked from the tree well before their prime—which is necessary for them to arrive at our local store without going bad. In fact, bananas are refrigerated en route to our supermarkets in order to stave off the ripening process… which makes sense, since they travel quite the distance (from the Tropics around South America or Africa to our proverbial doorstep).

So, by the time you’re checking produce items off your list and reach for a banana, chances are that the banana is either completely green or has… more


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