Burning Question: tips to ripen bananas
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Should bananas be kept in their plastic bag? And how can I keep them from getting too soft? --Hank Goldman, West Hempstead
Bananas are one of the few fruits that actually ripen off the tree. Along with pears, kiwis and mangos, they not only get softer, they get sweeter. (This is in marked contrast to peaches, say, or pineapples, which may get softer but will never get sweeter.) Your job, as...