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How do you like your bananas?
Pure green 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
Equally green and yellow 5%  5%  [ 5 ]
Mostly yellow, but with a little green 15%  15%  [ 15 ]
Pure yellow 23%  23%  [ 23 ]
Mostly yellow, but with a few brown spots 41%  41%  [ 41 ]
Equally brown and yellow 7%  7%  [ 7 ]
I'm gonna make banana bread 7%  7%  [ 7 ]
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Banana haters, I'm sorry, I didn't put an option for you on my poll. I still love you haters, even though I forgot about you!

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I don't hate bananas but they hate me. I use them for banana bread only as cooking seems to stop the allergic reaction to the latex-y stuff in them.


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I am so funny about bananas, they have to be perfect or they make me gag (I ate a lot of them when I had gallstones so now I have issues with them). They have to have just a few freckles, any green whatsoever I can't eat them. And if they are even slightly overripe - GAG.

So basically I take a bite and if it makes me gip a bit it gets pitched in the bin.

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Pure yellow, but I like them most in baked goods or other dishes, I rarely eat just a plain banana.
When I'm using them for a recipe I don't care about the color that much, because I will probably smash and cook/bake them anyway.


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Brown and yellow brown and yellow! Under ripe ones feel.....squeaky on my teeth or something!!

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o/~ when they are flecked with brown and have a golden hue
Bananas taste the best, and are the best for you

You can put them in a salad
You can put them in a pie-aye-aye...o/~

The thread title was making me sing "How do you like your eggs in the morning?" but as soon as I got in here the Chiquita banana song started up instead.

I used to prefer them under-ripe though, until I noticed the furry teeth thing.

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My bananas are defying my poll! They are now green and yellow and brown all at once!!!

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I don't mind a yellow on the way to spotted brown or brown, but I really really really dislike the gummy, sticky, hard, bland green variety.

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Yellow with some green. I like the bit of bite.

But I can't really eat them, they're my only food sensitivity. This sounds crazy but they make me really foggy and stupid, to the point that I shouldn't really drive. I used to eat one or two every day - now I can drive to work without getting lost. I can handle a little in baked goods.

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I am so funny about bananas


Me too! They have to be pure yellow, no green, no brown spots. Nick eats then as long as they have some green and anything with a brown spot makes perfect banana bread so it all works out pretty well around here!

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Green bananas have their place in pasteles or guineos en escabeche. But if you ask me if I want a banana I want it all yellow with a couple of brown. but i'm also not very picky. I will eat them pure yellow or with a bit of green. Just as long as it's not super mushy or super hard.


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Mostly ripe. Yellow with maybe a touch of green at the top tip. Green on the bottom tip usually means too underripe. Isn't that where monkey's open them?

I put mine in the fridge when they're just ripe--like all yellow. They usually stay pretty well for three to four days and maybe ripen just a bit further in there, get a few brown spots. The coldness of the fridge makes them seem firmer when they get overripe, though my sister hates them chilled. She's all "take my banana out of the fridge," a half an hour before she eats one when she's over at my place. Before they're ripe, I leave them out of the fridge though.

Bananas are the fruit I seem to eat most often in my life. Pretty much at least four days a week (often more) and year round.

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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
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If I want a potato, I'll eat a potato. If I want a banana, it needs to taste like a banana (brown baby brown).

Yeah, I think all you green banana eaters want plantains.


Plantains don't have that weird green banana taste though. And they're starchier. (I like plantains and dislike green bananas.)

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A tiny bit of green is alright, but yellow with a little bit of brown is ideal. Anywhere in between is good too.


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choirqueer wrote:
Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
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If I want a potato, I'll eat a potato. If I want a banana, it needs to taste like a banana (brown baby brown).

Yeah, I think all you green banana eaters want plantains.


Plantains don't have that weird green banana taste though. And they're starchier. (I like plantains and dislike green bananas.)

I agree. But maybe people who like green bananas would be even happier eating plantains. Unless they like that weird green banana taste.

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i used to eat them greenish but i read that's more likely to make you constipated?! so i've been waiting for pure yellow more often. once they got brown spots they are too mushy and sweet and bananay for me and they go in the freezer for smoothies.


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the way i most often eat bananas these days is by dabbing some salted peanut butter on top before i take a bite and chasing it with soymilk, in which case i prefer them totally yellow with a little bit of brown. if i'm eating a plain banana (which is way less fun than the peanut butter method) then i like it to be a bit less ripe, but still pretty solidly yellow. anything more than 1/3 or so brown is too sickly sweet for me and gets turned into other things.

Mr Ketchup will eat them when they're still like half green, which i do not understand.

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I thought of this thread yesterday while I was trying to pick out the perfect bananas for, oh, about 5 minutes (a long time in grocery store time), couldn't find any that really did it for me, and ended up not buying any after all. There were some that looked perfect (yellow with just a touch of green), but when I picked them up, there was brown bruising on them. Obviously someone roughly handled those bananas, which makes me sad.

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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
choirqueer wrote:
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Yeah, I think all you green banana eaters want plantains.


Plantains don't have that weird green banana taste though. And they're starchier. (I like plantains and dislike green bananas.)

I agree. But maybe people who like green bananas would be even happier eating plantains. Unless they like that weird green banana taste.


i do love the weird green banana taste and i absolutely adore plantains. although i won't buy any plantains that have yellow on them. they have to be pure green as well. i do love banana bread though!


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my boyfriend at WF last night had the audacity to tell me all of the bananas were the same! they have to be the right size, color & freckled just so...that's me over there buying bananas - holding them up to the light for inspection!

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A met a friend for lunch one day before she was headed out of town, and she brought me some bananas that were 'perfectly ripe' that she wouldn't get to eat before vacation or something, and they were covered in brown spots! I was so confused, but I thanked her and took them home and froze them.

I love this thread. I like my bananas to be yellow with a little green or yellow. Too many brown spots, and they go in the freezer. I like the flavor, but they get too soft.

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For me, they have to be 1/3 green, 2/3 yellow. I can eat them when they're all yellow, but the instant a brown spot arrives I find them cloyingly sweet and kind of slimy. At that point they go straight in the freezer, only good for banana bread or smoothies.


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